You don't need it to type Chinese. I believe most of us use pinyin which shares the same alphabet with English to input. Although a zhuyin keyboard might be required if you want to learn Taiwanese Mandarin for it has its own phonetic symbols.
@TeyrnCousland I want to type mandarin characters. I don't want the Taiwanese version as it might confuse me. And I also don't want to type in pinyin Because I want to learn the characters. Is there any mandarin keyboard
@Oonagh I see... So what you're looking for is a way to better memorize Chinese characters when typing. Unfortunately, I'm afraid there's no such keyboard with practical characters on it. However, you can try Wubi input method which breaks characters into components so when you're typing these characters you figure out how they look first. It's also a very well-known input method beside pinyin in China and said to have better efficiency than the latter. I personally haven't tried it though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_method -------------------------------------------------------- You can find keyboards designed specifically for this input method in JD.com. http://item.jd.com/17086113697.html It might prove to be too much of a hassle to get one of these though. You can hardly find one on other English websites, and even if you can understand all of those Chinese on the website, you find that they are not for sale to overseas customers.
This Question is interesting. As someone said, Chinese characters are countless. Not as English which is combined with just 26 letters, Chinese characters are complicated! Well if you want to find all the characters,I recommend you to buy a XINHUAZIDIAN 新华字典,which includes all the characters and their Pinyin.
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