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What Country Has a Computer
for Every 6,000 People ?

(Business Week   9 - 13, 1993)

Chinese Input Methods

- Analysis & Comparison -

CONTENT

I. Classification:
a. Radical - Full of character di-secting problems,
User-Unfriendly.

b. Phonetic - Full of
dialectal
&
character-searching
problems, User-Unfriendly.

c. Digital - Scientific, simple, & easy.
Good for
Desktop & Handheld
and
Traditional & Simplified Chinese
both
.
User-Friendly

GeoStroke A 10-key New invention

II. Mainland, China   PinYin, WuBi, ...

III. Island Taiwan, China   ZuYin, CheongChi, TaYi, Parallel, ...

IV. HongKong, China   CKC, Q9, ...

V. Computer Statistics of China

After some 20 years' hard work,
where are we standing now ?

WHY ?????

UN-FRIENDLY and LOW-EFFICIENCY Input Systems are used.


Comparison of Major Input Systems

Input Codes Comparison:

WuBi
Simplified Chinese (GB Fonts)

CheongChi
Traditional Chinese (Big-5 Fonts)
 

PinYin
Simplified Chinese (GB)

ZuYin
Traditional Chinese (Big-5)

GeoStroke
Digitizing A Character

No Memorizing of Any Kind Is Required !
GeoStroke Can Handle Easily
Simplified & Traditional Chinese Both.

The Least Amount of Effort Is Needed to Input
Chinese, Japanese, or Korean Language.

Using 10-key pad, simple & easy,
it takes only 5 minutes to learn.


Stroke Chart     Simple Rules     STRATEGICAL Stroke is the "Input Code"

Try-Out Field

GeoStroke in English  US Patent / Design Theory   Manual in English


GeoStroke in Chinese   China Patent / Design Theory
Manual in Traditional Chinese   Manual in Simplified Chinese

Ideographic Language :

Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

 


The Only System Which Can Handle
Both Simplifed & Traditional Chinese.

Various Chinese Keyboards

* * * * *

Most Learnt Chinese on Both Shores
Are Illiterate of Any
Chinese Input Method.

Do not know
how to use a Chinese computer
to communicate on net
!

Beijing approved GeoStroke's patent on 7 - 19, 2002, ZL 95101513.3 / 94793,
this will help the most learnt on both shores manage their computers easily,
stop wasting the precious MANPOWER !!!


A Glance of
All Chinese Keyboards

StrokZz.html
Foruto.com
ZuPin.html
210 Examples of Unique-Sounded Chinese Characters

Daily-Used Characters Vs. Limited Computer Fonts

Casual-User GeoStroke
Professional GeoStroke

Coding All Chinese Characters with
Only 10 # Keys

WowOh !

Input Coding TRANSPARENT

Enlarge

From Big-5 to GB
or
From GB to Big-5

Stroke is
Input Code!

To Code on
What
You Are Seeing

No
Compulsory Memory!

&

No
Finger Practising!

Flexible
&
Foolproof

FLEXIBLE SAMPLES

More 4-Digit Examples

An Input Method for
Every Chinese!

GeoStroke is
Scientifically Done,

Thus, Users Have a
Path to Follow!

Minimum # of
RULES


DownLoad

Installation :

GeoStroke
V2.0 Big-5

How to Use a
10-keypad

V1.2 GB
(Coming Soon)

Mainland, China :

(1) Radical WuBi - Radical Approach

a. Must learn how to analyze a Chinese character correctly first.
b. Know how to sectionalize a character, and
to pick right radical(s) to make a correct "inputting".
c. Must know the English keyboard well.

Operation Systems: swin3.2/95/98/2000/2002XP, Chinese Linux, ...
Font: GB


Five
Starting-Stroke
Keyboard Areas,

helping locate
various RADICALs

Distribution of
Fingers
on Keyboard

Hard to Manage
Fingers!

WuBi
Complex Rules
to follow!

Hard to Remember !!!

WuBi
Coding Samples

Hard to Get
every Charcter Right!

How to Find
Basic Radicals
to Get Started ?
China Patent: Prof. Li

US Patent:
Mr. Wang

US PTO Site

Radical Method Has More Annoying Problems !!!!!

* * *

(2) Pin Yin - Phonetical Approach

a. First, must learn to be a good linguist using English alphabets.
b. Must know the intonation of every character well.
c. Must know the English keyboard well.



Standard English Keyboard


PinYin System
Big-5

PinYin System
GIF

As You can See,
Even Speaking Beijing Dialect,
Unless a Well-Trained Linguistics Expert
One can Hardly Do
PinYin Right for
Every Chinese Character Quickly!!!

Ordinary Chinese, Mostly Speaking Native Dialect,
Even can not Manage a Simple English Keyboard,
How can They Do PinYin / ZuYin to Use PC as a Daily-Living Basic Tool?!

The Following Beijing Wire Presented The Serious Problem in 1993.
We Should Think It Twice.


GIF

A lot of
Chinese characters
have same or similar
pronunciation.
Trying to be a good
linguist in China
can be a problem!
esp. those who speaks
dialect
or
foreign language.

THIS IS WHY
PHONETIC INPUT
WOULD NOT WORK
FOR CHINESE!

Big-5 & GB

97% Pronunciation
Has Multiple Characters

GIF


ENLARGE

Exercise

Three-Pronunciation
Multiple Characters
Sample*

GIF

* Simplified Chinese Fonts.

According to statistics, approximate 93% of the computer population
prefer to suffer the tideous multiple-character problem
to use the phonetic System (PinYin or ZuYin),
as the radical systems are too difficult to handle.

* * *

(3) Chinese Character Processing,
GeoStroke
- Digital Approach (10-typical-stroke Based) :

a. User does not have to know any of the pre-requests of
the above two methods.
b. Using 10-key pad only to process Chinese.
c. Those who know the basic strokes can input Chinese,
dialect-speaking folks or foreigners
do not have any problem to manage Chinese
with GeoStroke on a computer.


Stroke Is Input Code,
No Compulsory Memory.


Simple Rules

The most effective way to input Chinese.
It takes only 5 minutes to learn, the basic strokes are the nunbers.

Using stardard keyboard in cities, or
Chinese-number 10-key Pad in rural areas.


GeoStroke,
an EZ-to-Learn & EZ-to-Use practical method for both
Computer Population
&
General Population
is thus urgently needed.

Z


A Basic Stroke Is Dissolved into a Digital Number
by
Geometrical Similarity
for Users' EZ Recognition & Application.

 
As you can see, the stroke is the number.
User can manage the "input code" of a character easily.

Using 10-key Pad to process Chinese


* * *

FIVE-STROKE

Digital WuBi


Digital WuBi
Stroke Method

Stroke Sequence
must be followed.

WuBi
Stroke Method :

Number of
Characters
per Entry

Ma's
Stroke-Radical System


All Digital
1 2 3 4 5 -- Stroke*
6 7 8 9 0 -- Radical
Hybrid System

* WuBi's 5 Strokes

Mixed Stroke & Radical
Digital System


CKC System VH System
Code first "vertically",
then "horizontally".

Islands, China :

Operation Systems:
cwin3.1/95/98/2000, Chinese Linux, ...
Font: Big-5


ZuYin

Big-5

GIF

ZuYin Keyboard

ZuYin & PinYin
Examples

Multiple characters
for
every sound!

97% Pronunciation
has multiple characters

GIF

Cheong Chi

Cheong Chi
Radical List

*

Ta Yi

Ta Yi
Radical List

COMPARISON
of
Various
Input Systems

Limitations
of
Radical
&
Phonetic
Methods

Array Radical List

HongKong, China :

Operation Systems: cwin3.1/95/98/2000 Font: Big-5
swin3.2/95/98/2000 Font: GB


See Mainland,China

What is Q9 ?
A 10-key Radical System.

What Is GeoStroke ?


How Easy Is It ?

 

This 10-key PAD is all you need to process Chinese !


New Invention :

GeoStroke

A 10-key Chinese Input System

China Patent US Patent

It Works for Big-5 & GB Fonts both.
Its Input Codes are Transparent in Both Directions !!!
In other words,
when in GB environment, if forget how to write a GB character, user can always code
against its Big-5 character counterpart;

when in Big-5 environment, if forget how to write a Big-5 character, user can always code
against its GB character counterpart.

No any other system can match this feature
which provides tremendous convenience to users worldwide.

Operation System :

Different Version is available for:

cwin3.1/95/98 (Islands & Overseas)
&
swin3.2/95/98 (Mainland)


GeoStroke Chinese Input System
Classifies all Chinese Strokes into
10 Basic Categories :


GeoStroke
For an ordinary learnt Chinese
it takes only 3 minutes to get started.

A flexible, easy, & friendly
10-key
Digital Chinese Input System

It leaves a user's "brain" & "fingers" completely relaxed all the time,
so that he / she can concentrate on
creating & composing.


This Simple GeoStroke 10-key Pad
can Process all Kinds & Styles of
Chinese Characters.

A typical / basic stroke is
" dissolved " into
a number with
obviously "geometrical similarity".

It is recognizable by
"intiution"
instantly when do typing.


Traditional*   Simplified*   Cursive

Beautiful & Elegant
Chinese characters


User-Definable Coding (Users' Own Input Code)

Code a Chinese Character with Your Very Own "Code"
GIF

~~~~~~~~~~

* GeoStroke's traditional & simplified "inputting codes"
are transparent in both directions, also
they are user-definable**.

** It is flexible. User can set his own code within a reason.

 

GeoStroke Coding Examples Comparing Other Chinese Input Systems
to
FRIENDLY GeoStroke

CHINA Patent
&
US Patent
Manual in
Simplified Chinese
GeoStroke handles
Japanese & Korean
too.

If you need "blind typing", please ask for
a hi-efficiency GeoStroke professional version.

ChinaTheGraceful

CHINA Statistics:

1982
Ground Zero: 0

1993

1996 - 97
PC Ratio: 0.25% (PC Qty: 3 Million)
Internet Population: 150,000 or 0.0125%
China Population: 1.2 Billion

2000
PC Rate: 1.2 units / 100 people
Internet Population: 8.3 Million

2001
Internet Population : 22 Million , 1.8%
China Population: 1.26 Billion
Increased: 60 Million in this period!
Internet Population Increased: 21.0 Million only in this period

2002

eWeek   10-28, 2002


BusinessWeek   12-2, 2002

These poor results were obtained
after some 20 years' intensive efforts !

What went wrong ?

Obviously it is the UNFRIENDLY
CHINESE INPUT METHOD
used !

How Can We Improve ?

GeoStroke

THE WORLD IS MOVING FORWARD RAPIDLY EVERY SECOND,

How Many More Years Can CHINA Wait ???!!!


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