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Archived - Mac OS X 10.5: Chinese input method keyboard shortcuts

Learn the keyboard shortcuts for Simplfied and Traditional Chinese input methods in Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

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Key commands for Simplified Chinese input methods

These commands work when ITABC, Wubi Hua, or Wubi Xing is the active input method.

  • Control-Shift-A: Select ITABC
  • Control-Shift-H: Select Wubi Hua
  • Control-Shift-W: Select Wubi Xing
  • Option-Shift-B: Open the punctuation window
  • Option-Shift-C: Convert the selected text into traditional Chinese
  • Option-Shift-L: Open the "Find input code" window
  • Option-Shift-T: Open the "Edit User Dictionary" window
  • Option-Shift-O: Reset the default preferences
  • Option-Shift-U: Open the Preferences window
  • Option-Shift-P: Open the PluginIM help page
  • Option-Shift-E: Open Simplified Chinese input method help
  • Caps Lock: Toggle the single-byte Roman character mode on/off


Key commands for Traditional Chinese input methods

These commands work when Dayi(Pro), Jianyi, Zhuyin, Cangjie, or Pinyin - Traditional is the active input method.

  • Control-Shift-D: Select Dayi(Pro)
  • Control-Shift-J: Select Jianyi
  • Control-Shift-Z: Select Zhuyin
  • Control-Shift-C: Select Cangjie
  • Control-Shift-P: Select Pinyin - Traditional
  • Option-Shift-O: Reset the default preferences
  • Option-Shift-B: Open the punctuation window
  • Option-Shift-C: Convert the selected text into traditional Chinese
  • Option-Shift-L: Open the "Find input code" window
  • Option-Shift-T: Open the "Edit user dictionary" window (Pinyin - Traditional and Zhuyin)
  • Option-Shift-U: Open the Preferences window
  • Option-Shift-P: Open the PluginIM help page
  • Option-Shift-E: Open Traditional Chinese input method help
  • Caps Lock: Toggle the single-byte Roman character mode on/off


General key commands for any input method

Note: These and other commands are also described in this article.

  • Command-Space: Select the previous input source
  • Option-Command-Space: Select the next input source in the text input menu
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