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Are there any Windows program to write pinyin?

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pazu

Are there any Windows program to write pinyin? I mean I want to write something like:

Wénxué shì shénme?

(note: I'm using Windows XP)

Thanks!

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skylee

pazu, I like the fozza.com converter (although cutting and pasting is a bit troublesome). Thanks for raising the question and sharing the answers.

But I have doubt as to whether the tone mark is correctly placed. For example, when I type "liang2", the tone mark is placed on top of "i". I think this is wrong.

I think "a" and "e" always take precedence (they won't appear together), and then it is "o", and in their absence the tone mark should be placed on top of the last vowel. Can anyone point me again to the rule of placing tone marks? (I've read it via one of the links given on this forum.)

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skylee

Thanks pazu. I have tried the one at pinyin.com. But the "a3" when pasted on this forum becomes gibberish. Is it a problem of my machine?

I will try the other one later.

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pazu

Skylee, the font used for "textbox" in IE and the font used for displaying webpage are different, try to copy and paste a character here, you may see it as a 'g-code', SUBMIT it to the forum, and then you'll probably able to see it again.

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gummylick

Easytone lets you type in pinyin in standard Microsoft software like Microsoft Word. It uses a special font (4 key Times Roman or 4 key Courier) that turns:

n

Tone keys are:

< for 1st

> for 2nd

[ for 3rd

] for 4th

The font is also available for Mac.

Get it here: http://www.foolsworkshop.com/easytone/

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Fozza
Skylee, you're right, the Fozza one is wrong, better avoid that...

Very sorry to resurrect a very old thread, but I thought I'd better post here, as I'm getting quite a few website referrals from this thread!

I've now rewritten the converter, and it produces correct pinyin now. (I'd naively assumed that the tone mark appears on the first vowel, without looking up the rules!)

Thanks for the comments, I wouldn't have known it was wrong if it wasn't for this thread!

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self-taught-mba

Wenlin also has a "convert numbers to tone marks" function -

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chilli-hot

I find this the best for accenting pinyin in documents. Works with the Chinese language bar which is simple and compact.

Edited by imron
No need to attach a copy of Pinyinput. It's hosted on Chinese-forums :-) Linked to the main post instead.

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