: How to get the Chinese Accents on keyboard?


mar2007
Dec 15th, 2009, 08:46 PM
ive been learning a bit of chinese and I figured out how to get the chinese writing like this on my keyboard

色如何融合瑞

but does anyone know how to get the accents? like this

nǐ hǎo
zǎo shāng hǎo
xič xič


i tried searching google but i dont know how to word it, and i cant seem to figure that out.

thanks..

poisonmonkey
Dec 15th, 2009, 09:47 PM
To type ` (4th Tone) Called a grave accent

Option + ` key (tilde key - top left under the esc key, beside 1) then your next letter


To type ´(2nd Tone) Called an acute accent
Option + e, then your next letter

to type xič xič it would look like:
x, i, option+`, e

I don't know how to type the first and third tones.


Edit:
To type the first and third:
First you have to change your keyboard layout to US extended.

then for the first tone:
Option + a
This ¯ sign is called a macron

Third tone:
Option + v
This ˇtone is called a caron

Sources:
Pinyin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin)
Japanese for Life: Type Macrons Easily in OS X (http://ideogramme.ca/japan/article/33/type-macrons-easily-in-os-x)

Cheers