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Pinyinput for OSX Kickstarter

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roddy

I'm in! And I don't even own a Mac!

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Tianjin42

Okay - looks interesting. Should be able to get this out there imron. You've just missed the company newsletter by a couple of days but we can include it with the next one. Also will be able to push this in the next Company WeChat post (4 per month). All together should reach about 15,000 foreign nationals but there will be a delay.

 

I also don't own a Mac but it looks a great project and I can heartily endorse the Chinese Text Analyser. 

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lechuan

Pledged! I'm looking forward to dumping my word macro and no longer cutting and pasting in conversion websites.

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mikelove

Backed - good idea in general and something I'd make heavy use of personally :-)

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bokane

I'm in! My current workflow for Pinyin (stop what I'm doing > go to Wenlin > type Pinyin and hit '/' after each word > copy > go back to what I'm doing and paste) is time-consuming and basically dumb.

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lechuan

Just to verify, if you reach the funding goal for an iOS version, would it be an add-on keyboard (preferred), or an app?

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imron

It would be an add-on keyboard, though I believe all add-on keyboards need to come with an app, so I guess both :-)

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imron

Also, thanks everyone above for backing the project.  In addition if any of you are in a position to help spread the word either through twitter/blogs/some other medium please be sure to do so.

 

Kickstarter is all or nothing, so the more people that know about it, the higher the likelihood of it reaching its funding goal.

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Angelina

Finally!

 

Now I am waiting for Chinese Text Analyser. 

 

Macs are great when it comes to input methods, e.g. trackpad handwriting, the only thing missing was pinyin. 

 

I will share it via Twitter. Usually when a random person types Angelina (and a lot of them do), they see my @angelina account. I hope I can help spread the word. 

 

Good luck! Can't wait to try it out. 

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imron

Thanks!

 

Chinese Text Analyser is coming too.  I've just been busy with a number of other things recently so it's been sitting on the backburner.

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xiaokaka

MacPinyin still works fine for me, so I would prefer it if you put all your energy into a Mac port of CTA!

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imron

Fear not, CTA for Mac is well underway and the difficult parts are all done.

However, as much as I would love to put all my energy into a Mac port of CTA, I also love to eat, and pay my bills, so work that provides an income is also necessary.

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Tianjin42

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Okay - sent out to a lot of foreign nationals in China. Hope this helps.

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Tianjin42

Imron, You have put this out here on a Chinese specialist site but have you covered the the Mac side as well? I guess there might be a few opportune Mac discussion groups with Chinese cross-over??

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imron

Possibly, but I'm also wary of just showing up on some random forum as a new user promoting my own stuff (i.e. the sort of thing that gets moderated pretty strictly here).  I've mentioned it on a few other places (reddit) and have also been emailing people in the Chinese learning/teaching space letting them know.

 

If you've got any suggestions on where else would be a good place to promote it, I'd be happy to hear them.

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Tianjin42

Yes, fair enough - just thought that if it was a specialist group might be useful for them but you're right to be wary of just pushing it. I imagine there would be a few Mac tech groups with Chinese/ related software interests but not sure off the top of my head. If I think of another line of inquiry then will post it up. 

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imron

Thanks to everyone who supported this, but unfortunately I didn't reach the funding goal so in the short term it's not going to happen.  I'll be sure to let people know if and when I get around to making a version for Macs.

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