Switch to a Chinese or Cantonese input source on Mac
After you set up the input sources you want to use on your Mac, you can easily switch between them.
On your Mac, do any of the following:
You can also press Control-Option-Space bar to select the next input source in the Input menu, or Control-Space bar to select the previous input source. Or, to view all your input sources (displayed close to where you’re typing as characters or letters that represent each source), hold the Control key and press the Space bar. Continue pressing the Space bar until the input source you want to switch to is selected.
Use the Caps Lock key: You can set an option in Input Sources settings to change between Latin and non-Latin input sources by using the Caps Lock key or a dedicated language switching key (for example, “中 / 英” on Chinese – Pinyin and Chinese – Zhuyin keyboards). Choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Keyboard in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down). Go to Text Input on the right, click Edit, then turn on “Use the Caps Lock key to switch to and from [last used Latin input source].”
Press the key (Caps Lock or the dedicated language switching key) to switch between a non-Latin input source (such as Chinese) and a Latin input source (such as English).
Use the Fn key or key (if available on the keyboard): You can set an option in Keyboard settings to change input sources by using the Fn key or key. Choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Keyboard in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down), then set “Press Fn key to” or “Press key to” to Change Input Source.
Press the Fn key or key to switch to the next input source and show all your input sources close to where you’re typing (displayed as characters or letters that represent each source). Continue pressing the key until the input source you want to switch to is selected.
Use the Touch Bar: If your Mac has a Touch Bar, and you customized the Control Strip by adding the Input Sources button , the Handwriting button , or both, tap a button, then tap the input source you want to use. To learn how to change the Control Strip, see Customize the Touch Bar.