Simplified Chinese Solaris User's Guide

Separator Characters

In accordance with the national PinYin standard, the separator (') is supported to avoid ambiguous interpretations of PinYin strings. For example, the PinYin string [jiang] can be interpreted as [jiang] or [ji][ang]. Both spellings are valid. In New QuanPin, however, [jiang] is interpreted only as [jiang]. You must use the separator and enter [ji'ang] for the string to be interpreted as [ji] and [ang]. New ShuangPin does not require the use of separators.