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How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« on: November 06, 2010, 11:43:39 pm »
I noticed a while ago on os 2.1 that i could switch to the chinese language, however, i didn't know how to type them. I saw a moving screenshot by goplat on typing chinese screenshots here:
http://ourl.ca/7762/137325
HOw do i do that? i would so love to type chinese!


oops question solved.... in another topic

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First, you have to choose it as the language (from the home menu, go to "5:Settings & Status" and "1:Change Language..."; it's the last two options)
Press the flag button to toggle between Chinese input on and off. When it's enabled, a "?" symbol appears in the upper-right.
Type in the word you want phonetically (in Pinyin for Simplified Chinese, in Bopomofo for Traditional Chinese), then press the number for the correct character.
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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 01:56:51 am »
I didn't know Chineese was available on the Nspire. I am not even sure if the 83+ got that.

I guess the Nspire was marketted in more countries, which might also explain the larger amount of users from places other than France, USA, Canada, Netherlands and Germany in the past months.

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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 02:10:18 pm »
There isn't a Chinese localization app for the 83+/84+, but there is a "Chinese Help" app similar to Catalog Help.  As far as true localization goes (displaying Chinese characters on the homescreen and in BASIC programs and such), I wouldn't go so far as to say it's impossible, but it would be very difficult.

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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 02:59:54 pm »
Ah ok, I thought there was one. I guess I confused it, then. But yeah, I wish on the TI-Nspire, they made languages optional. I mostly use my Nspire in french and english. I don't need other languages. I guess if someone tries to open a document with language-specific characters, he would have no choice but to install the language file, then, though...

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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 12:37:38 am »
Don't the language files take up like 1/2MB?
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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 02:56:27 am »
Goplat specified something like 800 KB in another topic discussing about the Chinese language.

EDIT: http://ourl.ca/7762/137325
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Re: How do you type chinese characters on a TI-nspire OS2.1?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 12:39:00 am »
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The addition of the chinese language definitely added a lot of space from OS 2.0 -> 2.1
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