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Questions Regarding Pinyin Typing

Posted by psamet January 18, 2015 in the Group General Discussion .

Hi everyone,

I understand that Pinyin is used more for learning than written communication. But as someone who cannot read or write characters, Pinyin's all I got.

My questions are:

1) What's the best way to type Pinyin on a Mac?Unfortunately, the built in Chinese keyboards convert your typed Pinyin into characters instead of leaving them as is. Is there any way to type Pinyin (with tonal marks) without it converting to characters?

2) What's the best way to type Pinyin on iOS?

3) Is there any way to translate large chunks of Chinese characters into Pinyin?

Thanks in advance for any insights!

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