Traditional Chinese Solaris User's Guide

Input Window Areas

Three separate areas of an application subwindow are involved in entering characters. These areas are typically displayed, named, and used as follows:

Preedit Area

The highlighted (reverse video or underlined) preedit area displays characters as they are typed or converted. It holds formations of text before it is converted to an ideogram or symbol and put in the text block being assembled for the application.

Lookup Choice Area

The lookup choice area displays multiple Chinese or special character choices available for conversion of the character(s) or radical(s) in the preedit area. In the above example, it is a pop-up menu.

Status Area

The status area shows which input conversion mode is in effect. In the above example, it is located in the lower left corner of the window margin.