Chinese Input Method Help

Welcome to Chinese Input Method

Use the Simplified or Traditional Chinese input sources to enter Chinese characters no matter which keyboard or language you use on your Mac.

The Input Sources pane of Keyboard System Preferences showing all the Chinese input methods.
After you type kaixin (happy), the Candidate window displays possible matching characters in Simplified or Traditional Chinese.

Get suggestions from the Candidate window

As you type text, the Candidate window shows all the possible characters for the text, including emoji for certain languages. To select the character you want, simply press the number key that corresponds to a candidate.

After you write Beijing, the Trackpad Handwriting window shows possible matching characters and symbols in Simplified or Traditional Chinese.

Write it yourself

If you have a trackpad, you can use Trackpad Handwriting to write Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters with your finger. After you enable Trackpad Handwriting in the Input Sources preferences, just choose it from the Input menu whenever you feel like writing.

Character limit: 250
Maximum character limit is 250.
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