Type Chinese using Sucheng on Mac
Sucheng is a simplified version of Cangjie. The first and last keys from a Cangjie code are used as a Sucheng code.
A Sucheng code has fewer keys than Cangjie, but more candidates, so it may take more time to select candidates in the Candidate window.
On your Mac, first set up the input source (add Sucheng and, if desired, Handwriting - Traditional).
Click the Input menu in the menu bar, then do one of the following:
Choose Sucheng to use the keyboard.
Choose Handwriting - Traditional to use the trackpad.
If your Mac has a Touch Bar and you customized the Control Strip to add the Handwriting button , tap it to select Handwriting - Traditional. See Use Trackpad Handwriting to write Chinese.
In an app, type the Sucheng codes for the characters you want to use, then press the Space bar to place each character in your document. If the Candidate window appears, select a character in the window.
For example, to enter 蘋果公司, type “廿金” (tc), the Sucheng code for 蘋, press the Space bar, then select the character in the Candidate window. Follow the same procedure to enter 果 (type “田木”, wd), 公 (type “金戈”, ci), and 司 (type “尸口”, sr).
Note: You can also enter characters by showing the keyboard layout. Click the Input menu in the menu bar, then choose Show Keyboard Viewer.
If the menu item isn’t shown, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Keyboard, then select “Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar.”
You may need to change preferences, for example, to show predictive completions or to change the orientation of the Candidate window.