There is no special reason but I’ve just started learning Chinese. Well, I am a big fan of Chinese food and personally I’ve been to China a couple of times. There must have been a potential desire for learning it. Here is a kind of tips for a beginner like me – “How to Type Chinese”.
First of all, go to System Preferences, then lick on the Language & Text icon. Click on “Chinese – Simplified” flag, and select “Pinyin – Simplified”.
Then you can select “Pinyin – Simplified” as you input language by hitting “Command + Space”. Just hit “Command + Space” until “Pinyin – Simplified” is selected.
Now you can type pinyin and see the corresponding characters popup. You can choose one of the characters by either typing space or the corresponding number. For exsample, let’s type this following pinyin. You’ll see the corresponding Simplified Chinese characters. That’s it!