This section provides procedures that you can use to select and switch between different input methods.
In the typing area, press Control-spacebar to turn on Simplified Chinese input conversion.
An auxiliary window appears.
In the status area of the application subwindow, use the function keys to switch input methods: the F2 key for the first input method, the F3 key for the second input method, and so on.
You can also press Control-Escape repeatedly until you reach the desired input method.
Use the input method panel.
Click the utilities button in the auxiliary window.
The utilities menu appears.
Click the input method selection item from the utilities menu.
The input method selection panel appears.
Select the input method you want to use from the input selection panel.
After you select an input method, click OK or Apply to activate the setting. The first input method you select is the default input method.
When you press Control-spacebar the default input method is selected.
If you change input methods, you can press Control-Escape to return to the default input method.
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In the status area of an application subwindow, type Shift-spacebar to switch between half_width character mode and full_width character mode.
In the auxiliary window, click the half_width/full_width button.
The input method system is in full_width character mode when this button appears in the auxiliary window:
The input method system is in half_width character mode when this button appears in the auxiliary window:
When the system is in full_width mode, the full_width character of the input key is committed. For example, when you input an a in full_width mode, the full_width a is committed.
In the status area of an application subwindow, type Control- to switch between Chinese punctuation mode and English punctuation mode.
In the auxiliary window, click the Chinese/English punctuation button.
The following icon indicates the input method system is in Chinese Punctuation Mode:
The following icon indicates the input method system is in English Punctuation Mode.
When you select the punctuation key in Chinese Punctuation mode, the corresponding Chinese punctuation character is commited to the application. For example, when you are in Chinese Punctuation mode and the $ symbol is selected, the Chinese currency symbol character is committed to the application.
The punctuation keys include: , . / <> :;’”\$!^&_-
The correspondence between English keys and Chinese punctuation is mapped in the following figure.