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Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:38 pm
#16 RE: Chinese Scrabble3D Quote · reply

Zitat von Scotty im Beitrag #15
Zitat von akerbeltzalba im Beitrag #14
Using Hiragana on the other hand, for a Japanese game...
I'm afraid Bussinchen would demand me to flip and to invert the board.


Of course, Scotty! i18n is a commitment. Klar doch, i18n verpflichtet.


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Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:48 pm
#17 RE: Chinese Scrabble3D Quote · reply

Zitat von akerbeltzalba im Beitrag #14
Pinyin might work but most Chinese people are not good at Pinyin. Somehow I don't see that catching on but who knows.


My Chinese teacher Wei Hing Ip (her husband Rosenquist is Swedish) from the University of Dalarna said that young educated people who are using computers know Pinyin.

Of course, elder Chinese people living somewhere on the country side may not.

But, as I said before: Since the number of the homophone syllables is rather limitid, even if you take in consideration the tones (marked by accents in Pinyin), it might be a little bit boaring to play Scrabble in Pinyin...


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Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:20 am
#18 RE: Chinese Scrabble3D Quote · reply

Why would she request that? Most text written in Japan is left-to-right these days.

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My Chinese teacher Wei Hing Ip (her husband Rosenquist is Swedish) from the University of Dalarna said that young educated people who are using computers know Pinyin.



Chinese people aren't really good at admitting they're not good at anything :b I wasn't talking about rice farmers in deepest Henan, even young and educated people's knowledge of Pinyin is mostly passive and certainly not great on the tone marks. They just see it as a crutch they don't need... Especially in Mandarin which has so many homophones that characters are really the only clear way of writing something.

It's a bit like asking how many people in Germany know OF shorthand. Most know OF it and have seen it but they can't use it.


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Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:22 pm
#19 RE: Chinese Scrabble3D Quote · reply

Maybe...

For more info about usage of Pinyin, read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin#Usage

BTW: I have found an interesting Wikipedia article about Chinese input methods for computers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_inp...s_for_computers


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