Cantonese keyboard

Cantonese keyboard


Cantonese keyboard (廣東話拼音鍵盤) is an implementation of soft keyboard for the Google Android mobile operation system. It provides an interface for the entering of traditional and simplified Chinese characters on Android devices, by means of the Hong Kong Government Cantonese Romanisation convention (香港政府粵語拼音) and English-Chinese dictionary look up.

* HK chars
* 16 keyboard layouts
* Selection history
* Learning related words
* Associated phrases
* Eng suggestion with correction
* Hard keys support
* Integrated Eng-Chi dictionary lookup
* Phrase lookup
* No insecure permission required


Phrase lookup (32MB of heap memory is required):
Input Chinese phrase directly by the following patterns;
* First code of the 1st char. + First code of the 2nd char. + … + First code of the last char., or
* First code of the 1st char. + First code of the 2nd char. + … + Full code of the last char.

E.g.
For '你好嗎'; key in ‘nhm’ or ‘nhma’.


Open by:
For Android 1.5 ~ 2.3.x;
1.Check the keyboard at Settings > Locale & text
2.Long press a text box > select input method

For Android 3.x ~ 4.4.x;
1.Check the keyboard at Settings > Language & input
2.Click a text box > drop down the notification bar and click 'Choose input method' > select input method


Visit Web for details


Tips:
1. If you experience extreme lag after updating, try uninstalling and re-installing the keyboard again.
2. After changing theme, try to restart the keyboard or rotate the device with the keyboard active, to make the new theme effective.
3. If you experience touch difficulty, try to set the Touch sensitivity settings as High and Neutral.
4. If you experience missing candidates, try enabling the 'Rarely used characters' option of 'Chinese candidates' setting.
5. Simplified Chinese candidates are disabled by default. Enable it at the 'Character type' option of 'Chinese candidates' setting if required.


Known issues:
1. Keyboard closes itself on Contact's phone number text box of Samsung devices with Android 4.x. Will fix once we get a Samsung device on hand to check.
2. Keyboard plays sound on press on LG devices, even sound is disabled in settings. Will fix once we get a LG device on hand to check.
3. For Samsung Note 4 users, try disable the 'Allow sliding' option of 'Candidates selection bar' setting to prevent candidate selection insensitive.

Recent changes:
Ver 0.13.1:
1. New option for auto removing space between English and Chinese word.
2. New option for auto inserting space between Chinese and English word.
3. Fix the jumping candidate selection bar for tablets.
4. Minor bug fixes.

Ver 0.13.0:
1. Phrase lookup.
2. Better Associated phrases suggestion.
3. English auto completion with correction.
4. Various bug fixes.
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About Cantonese keyboard
Cantonese keyboard (廣東話拼音鍵盤) is an implementation of soft keyboard for the Google Android mobile operation system. It provides an interface for the entering of traditional and simplified Chinese characters on Android devices, by means of the Hong Kong Government Cantonese Romanisation convention (香港政府粵語拼音) and English-Chinese dictionary look up.

* HK chars
* 16 keyboard layouts
* Selection history
* Learning related words
* Associated phrases
* Eng suggestion with correction
* Hard keys support
* Integrated Eng-Chi dictionary lookup
* Phrase lookup
* No insecure permission required


Phrase lookup (32MB of heap memory is required):
Input Chinese phrase directly by the following patterns;
* First code of the 1st char. + First code of the 2nd char. + … + First code of the last char., or
* First code of the 1st char. + First code of the 2nd char. + … + Full code of the last char.

E.g.
For '你好嗎'; key in ‘nhm’ or ‘nhma’.


Open by:
For Android 1.5 ~ 2.3.x;
1.Check the keyboard at Settings > Locale & text
2.Long press a text box > select input method

For Android 3.x ~ 4.4.x;
1.Check the keyboard at Settings > Language & input
2.Click a text box > drop down the notification bar and click 'Choose input method' > select input method


Visit Web for details


Tips:
1. If you experience extreme lag after updating, try uninstalling and re-installing the keyboard again.
2. After changing theme, try to restart the keyboard or rotate the device with the keyboard active, to make the new theme effective.
3. If you experience touch difficulty, try to set the Touch sensitivity settings as High and Neutral.
4. If you experience missing candidates, try enabling the 'Rarely used characters' option of 'Chinese candidates' setting.
5. Simplified Chinese candidates are disabled by default. Enable it at the 'Character type' option of 'Chinese candidates' setting if required.


Known issues:
1. Keyboard closes itself on Contact's phone number text box of Samsung devices with Android 4.x. Will fix once we get a Samsung device on hand to check.
2. Keyboard plays sound on press on LG devices, even sound is disabled in settings. Will fix once we get a LG device on hand to check.
3. For Samsung Note 4 users, try disable the 'Allow sliding' option of 'Candidates selection bar' setting to prevent candidate selection insensitive.

Recent changes:
Ver 0.13.1:
1. New option for auto removing space between English and Chinese word.
2. New option for auto inserting space between Chinese and English word.
3. Fix the jumping candidate selection bar for tablets.
4. Minor bug fixes.

Ver 0.13.0:
1. Phrase lookup.
2. Better Associated phrases suggestion.
3. English auto completion with correction.
4. Various bug fixes.

User reviews of Cantonese keyboard
So perfect. Same as internet version.
Jun 30, 2012
excellent app
Jul 7, 2011
Must Have!
Sep 27, 2010
ok啦咋?簡直係最好用嘅拼音軟件啦!最啱d唔係好識中文嘅ABC用喇... Great app Miles, keep it up!
Aug 24, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
Good 如果也可以用來打簡字就100完美。
A Google User
Mar 24, 2015
好好用! 用左好耐,好正!入英文出廣東話最正!好易用!可惜最近phrase lookup將d地鐵站名排晒後面,搵餐懵,請改善!同埋揀字用swipe就得,唔使整兩個箭嘴左住晒。加油!
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
非常好用 如结合手寫功能就天下無敵!
A Google User
Mar 15, 2015
Thank you! Love this keyboard, but wish it could have emojis.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
Great keyboard But the design is quite dated.