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How to install a Chinese keyboard on my computer?

Using a Mac

Go to System Preferences
Choose Keyboard
Choose Input Sources
Click +
Select Chinese (Simplified) – Pinyin – Simplified then click Add
Make sure ‘Show Input menu in menu bar’ is checked.
Use the language icon in the menu bar at the top to switch modes.

Using Windows

Click on the Windows Start menu button, then click ‘Control Panel’.
Find ‘Clock, Language and Region’ and click on ‘Change keyboards or other input methods’.
Click on ‘Change Keyboards’
Click on add
Scroll down and click the checkbox next to ‘Chinese (Simplified) – Microsoft Pinyin IME’.
Click ok here and in Region and Languages as well.

You can now change to Chinese pinyin entry using the Language Bar in the lower right of your screen.

How to type using Pinyin?

To type Chinese, simply select ‘Chinese’ language and then type pinyin using your keyboard. You’ll be presented with a number of different characters. Select the number of the character/s you want.

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