Chinese Pinyin Input cannot type space [duplicate]

asked 2014-03-29 10:48:14 +0200

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updated 2014-07-12 03:23:15 +0200

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Chinese Pinyin input shows comma (,) when press space. The space in Pinyin seems choosing the first character of next predict word rather than space itself, so user can't type space inder Pinyin and has to switch back to English. Please use make the space key similar as MeeGo Harmattan.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by phle
close date 2014-03-29 18:11:27.356198


Hm. Hadn't noticed that (then again, I'm not a native Chinese speaker, and only occasionaly types in Chinese), but ...

Why do you need a space-character, when typing in Chinese (there are no spaces in the language, as far as I know)?

(Also: If you switch to numbers (still using Chinese/pīnyīn as input method), the space-key creates space character/-s.)

edit: When I press the "space key", it gives me the next predicted word, not a comma character.

phle ( 2014-03-29 11:23:06 +0200 )edit

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@phle, the space key SHOULD work as a space key rather than a comma key (we already have that) or 'word-prediction-key'.

gexc ( 2014-03-29 17:34:26 +0200 )edit

@gexc (It's never exclusively a comma for me, but rather "enter the word predicted" (which in some cases ends up as a comma), which in my opinion seems to be the simplest way of choosing the predicted word - and in line with how it works on computers.
I guess someone having Chinese as their native language should have precedence over my opinion here, though.)

... but I agree, it seems to be a duplicate question. I'll close this one.
(@Waxberry - Please tell us if you don't agree that this is a duplicate question, and we'll reopen it for you.)

phle ( 2014-03-29 18:11:17 +0200 )edit

@phle, you are correct about the behavior of the space key. I have edited my previous question.

gexc ( 2014-03-29 18:57:58 +0200 )edit

@gexc Yes that's the same question, feel sad that Jolla still haven't noticed or didn't fix that. Guess they will finally realise when selling device in China. @phle: Thanks for the tip for typing space in numbers, but the space should behave as space, it does exist (a lot) in Chinese.

Waxberry ( 2014-06-19 00:57:47 +0200 )edit