A list of my favourite Chinese learning tools that I’ve distilled over several years of learning Mandarin Chinese. Includes software, dictionaries etc.
A quick guide on making it easy to tag and mark-up CJK languages in Wordpress using HTML, CSS and a nice plugin to speed-up the tagging.
There are two ways to type Chinese quotation marks on Mac OS (the quotation marks are 」, 『』 and 《》): Use key-codes, or use a Chinese input method.
You can easily get access to an abundance of cheap Chinese ebooks by setting up a separate email address for your Amazon China account.
Install Google Pinyin IME on your Android phone to get daily Chinese handwriting practice. It’s a bit slower than pinyin input, but you’ll remember the hanzi.
If you need another way to practice writing Chinese characters, give Google Translate’s pinyin-generation feature a try. It’s a nice way to practice hanzi.
The open-source, cross-platform ebook reading and management suite Calibre is great for getting reading materials in your target language on a daily basis.
A super-quick guide on getting Tibetan script to display correctly in Ankidroid (Anki for Android) by replacing the default font with one that includes Tibetan.
SCIM vs IBus is a choice between the two most common input methods for Chinese, Japanese and Korean on Linux operating systems. Overall I’d say IBUs is better.
Getting East Asian Languages support on Windows XP can be a bit tricky if you don’t have the original installation CD / DVD. Use this guide to get round this issue.
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