Format Chinese, Japanese, or Korean text in Pages on iPad
You can enter text in many different languages, including several different writing systems for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, using the international keyboards available on your device. When you set up any of the Chinese, Japanese, or Korean keyboards on your device, Pages provides some language-specific text-formatting features, including emphasis styles, list styles, and phonetic guides.
For best results, use these recommended fonts:
Simplified Chinese: PingFang SC
Traditional Chinese for Taiwan: PingFang TC
Traditional Chinese for Hong Kong and Macau: PingFang HK
Korean: Apple SD Gothic Neo
Japanese: Hiragino Sans (sans serif) or Hiragino Mincho (serif)
Important: The instructions below assume you’ve set up at least one Chinese, Japanese, or Korean keyboard on your device. To set up international keyboards, open Settings on your device, tap General > Keyboard > Keyboards, then add a new keyboard.
Add Chinese, Japanese, or Korean emphasis marks
You can add emphasis marks that are commonly used with Chinese, Japanese, or Korean text. For example, using a Chinese keyboard, you can apply Boten dots below or above the text, or a wavy underline. With Japanese text you can add plain dots or sesame dots.
Switch your keyboard to a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean keyboard.
Select the characters you want to format, then tap .
If you don’t see text controls, tap Text.
Tap an emphasis mark button.
The formatting options depend on the current keyboard.
Use a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean list style
You can apply Chinese, Japanese, and Korean list styles (specifically, the bullet style or numbering system) to a list written in any language.
Select the list items with the numbering or lettering you want to change.
Tap , then tap Text.
Tap Bullets & Lists, then tap a list style.
The formatting options depend on which keyboards are set up.
Use China mainland government standard font sizes
If you need to use the standard government sizes for text in your document, you can show these sizes along with point sizes in the font size menu.
Go to Settings > General > Language & Region > Region > China mainland, then tap Done.
If your document was open when you changed this setting, close the document and reopen it.
Tap above the keyboard, then tap a font size.