Change Chinese and Cantonese input method preferences on Mac
On your Mac, use the Input Sources pane of Keyboard preferences to set options for Chinese or Cantonese input methods. Before you can do this, you must set up a Chinese or Cantonese input source.
To change these preferences, click the Input menu in the menu bar, then choose Open [input source] Preferences. For example, choose Open Pinyin - Simplified Preferences.
Type using the last used Latin keyboard layout
(available only when you add more than one Latin input source)
Enable this option to use the most recent Latin keyboard layout (such as French or Japanese) instead of the standard ABC (QWERTY) keyboard layout.
Specify the layout that defines the mapping between letters and initial consonants and vowels. There are five supported layouts.
All input methods
Specify the orientation (horizontal or vertical) and font size to use in the Candidate window.
Show predictive completions
All input methods
Show predictive completions in the Candidate window as you type. The predictive completion appears as the second or third candidate in the window.
Show candidates while typing
Show the Candidate window automatically after typing an input code. If you deselect this option, press the Space bar after typing an input code to open the window.
Automatically correct spelling errors as you type.
Correct fuzzy pinyin
Enable spelling variations (called fuzzy pinyin). To customize fuzzy pinyin, click ￼￼Advanced.
Use Wubi Hua input mode
Select this option to type the first four strokes and the last stroke.
For most common characters, you don’t need to type the entire input code before you can choose it.
Adjust word frequency
Make the most frequently used candidates appear first in the Candidate window.
Map number pad keys to letter keys
Select this option to use keyboard keys instead of numeric keypad keys. If you want to use only a numeric keypad, deselect the checkbox.
Use halfwidth punctuation
Automatically use half-width punctuation marks whenever possible.
Show traditional and rare characters
Show Traditional Chinese characters and infrequently used Chinese characters in the candidate list.
Show simplified and rare characters
Show Simplified Chinese characters and infrequently used Chinese characters in the candidate list.
Select the checkboxes for the vocabularies you want to use. Words from the vocabularies appear in the Candidate window when you enter their input codes.