Monday, May 8, 2017

MacOS: Alternative Input Methods for Asian Languages

Some users find Apple's input methods for Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Indic Scripts are not to their liking.  Here are some links to alternatives which may be useful:

Chinese:

http://rime.im

http://qq.pinyin.cn

http://pinyin.sogou.com/mac/

http://www.funinput.com/mac

http://www.macqim.com/wordpress/


Japanese:

http://www.google.co.jp/intl/ja/ime/


Vietnamese:

http://zepvn.com/NAKL/index_en.html


Indic Scripts:

https://github.com/ratreya/Lipika_IME/wiki


Suggestions from Readers for others are welcome.

1 comment:

Minh Nguyễn said...

I develop an input method for Vietnamese called AVIM that you install as a Firefox extension. It isn’t exactly comparable to the systemwide input methods listed here, since it only works in Mozilla-powered applications like Firefox; still, I developed AVIM in part because native input methods such as the built-in Unikey and popular third-party input methods use a composition mode that gets in the way with additional keystrokes.