You can use the English_Chinese input method in both zh_CN.EUC and zh_CN.GBK locales. With this method, you type English words of up to 15 keystrokes that are mapped to Chinese phrases. For each keystroke, a lookup window displays characters that match your input. To select a character, you type the number that corresponds to your lookup choice. For more information, see How to Search and Select Lookup Choices.
The following procedure shows you how to use this input method to enter the Simplified Chinese phrase for the English word, world.
Select the input method.
Follow the steps in the procedure How to Select an Input Method to select the input method.
Type the five keystrokes world.
Type 3 to select the corresponding Chinese phrase from the lookup choice list.
Your choice is substituted for the English string in the preedit area.
You can use the wildcard characters asterisk (*) or question mark (?) to search a system dictionary. The * stands for one or more letter. The ? represents only one letter.