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Cantonese phonetic IME (no Romanisation or 注音)

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So I had this idea to simply use 反切 principles for a Cantonese phonetic input method, in this case [initial]+[final]([+tone]). There's no need to learn any new phonetic symbols, nor is there a need to fight over different Romanisations. If you're literate in Cantonese, you're already set to go.




If the IME guesses your intended character correctly in the candidate window, there's no need to even enter a tone. Tones 7 and 8 are merged into one button because, short of 必 (whose expected reflex would have otherwise been 'bat1' anyway), it doesn't really cause any common conflations (必 only competes with the less common 彆/憋/鱉). If your sentences are basic and predictable, you can get away with only two keystrokes per character; with three keystrokes per character, you'll have a very high degree of accuracy. The positions of the tone keys are based on the traditional 'four corner' method of marking the four Chinese tones (here split into eight by register).

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Only just saw this, as usual love seeing your projects. Is there a working android version to try out by any chance?

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Glad you like it! Unfortunately, I need the help of a programmer first... 😕

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