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After 15 months of studying Chinese (in Taiwan, so originally traditional, but as there is more free material in simplified on the internet, I'm now reading and writing both), I started to learn typing by Dayi method by reading and practicing by typing entire HSK4 vocabulary from www.hantrainerpro.com/chinese-word-list.htm

Those traditional characters that I could not type by following the rules or examples, I looked up here:


(with help of a Zhuyin - Pinyin table, as I do not understand Zhuyin).


However, some simplified characters escape me:

长 cháng length / long

验  yan4 to examine / to test / to check

学 xué to learn / to study

举办  jǔ bàn to conduct / to hold

阅读  yuè dú     to read / reading

characters and translations from: https://dictionary.writtenchinese.com


Who knows the Dayi in input codes for these?


General question: is there a dictionary that list all input methods for traditional and simplified characters?

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Are you sure that Dayi really supports or caters for simplified input yet?


From a quick search of e.g. the relevant tables here https://github.com/chinese-opendesktop/cin-tables/find/master I couldn't see or find that many simplified characters.


Similarly, below you can enter simplified or traditional characters (and click from simplified to traditional entries), but only the traditional entries provide Dayi input codes:



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Dayi supports simplified.


When I type (./b.) I get 为 , when I type (./by) I get 為. Or (iaa) 來 and (e8) 来. I don't even have to switch, my computer automatically recognizes if it's traditional or simplified.

I some cases (I don't remember which) one code corresponds to the same character in traditional and simplified, and both come up in a drop-down menu.


Thanks for the links. That's what I'm looking for, but the characters in the OP are missing.

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Never mind. I think you need to ask the developers.


2nd edit: yeah I deleted my previous comment. Conjectures are useless. Ask the editor of this software.

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There was a reply from edelweis that I got in email, but that is missing here. For everyone else's benefit and for consistency I post it here:



Maybe Dayi supports some "simplified" characters which are actually historical variants of today's standard "traditional characters", but does not support the "new" simplified characters which did not exist before the Mainland simplification reform.


For instance in the MOE variants dictionary: (click on a variant to see the associated comment)






the only comment for 長 is 大陸《簡化字總表.第一表》。


Just a theory...


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