QUOTE(panyo @ Jan 8 2005, 12:31 PM)
I am hoping that getting an input method and a good dictionary might help. Qpzidian was great for me, especialy since it gave pinyin along with the characters.
Nice to know you're a Chinese learner. WoW, admirable courage
Sorry I dismissed Qpzidian in my wish list above. It is true Qpzidian is better-suited for Chinese learners than Zbedic. It's acutally written for that purpose. And for your 5500, the display won't be an issue
I played with it for a while and indeed found a better font solution for Qpzidian. It looks nice and I'm gonna keep it despite the grudge about the sacrifice of 3M internal flash.
ok let's start the journey with chinese keyboard. There's are actually two free candidates
1 Murphytalk 0.0.3 in the other thread in here. This is the intuitive pinying input, and most of the mainland china usr prefer this.
2 Ckeyboard 1.0.5 Here
. The 仓颌 ChengJei，注音 Phonetic， and Boshiamy (whatever that is) is mostly popular among Taiwen usrs. The Ckeyboard come with it's own font: taipei, which is not as pretty as efonts. Nor does it support simplified chinese for obvious reason.
I have both keyboard installed and both work perfectly. When I launch Qpzidian I got taipei.png
, which is kind of ugly. Even worse, it drops the simplified chinese character, which give me a clue the Qpzidian must be using the taipei font.
then I deleted those taipei fonts and
ln -s [my efont dir]/efont_100_50_t10.qpf /opt/QtPalmtop/lib/fonts/taipei_100_50_t10.qpf
well, qpzidian only need the 100 size font, however Ckeyboard do come with both 100 and 120 sizes. To play safe with Ckeyboard, link the 120 size as well, if you want to.
efonts handles both simplified and traditional chinese characters nicely efont_chinse.png efont_english.png
tip: don't type your english words in capital letters. it confuses qpzidian and will freeze Z for a while. efont_pinyin.png
I happen to have a 宋体simsun_100_50_t10.qpf at hand. It also handles both sim/tradit chinese well, if not better. simsun.png
in my 6K the nonmagnified qpzidian looks like this qpzidian_nonmagnified.png
btw, Ckeyboard takes both simsun and efont w/o complaint. In my humble opinion, they look much better than taipei font in Ckeyboard Ckeyboard_simsun.png
sample images are in the zip file