Jyutping keyboard

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About this app

Jyutping keyboard (粵拼鍵盤) 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 Jyutping romanization (粵拼) 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.

For '你好嗎'; key in ‘nhm’ or ‘nhmaa’.

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

For Android 3.x ~ 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

For Android 5.x;
1.Check the keyboard at Settings > Language & input > Current Keyboard > Choose Keyboards
2.Click a text box > Click the keyboard icon on the bottom navigation bar > select input method

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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.
Updated on
Apr 21, 2015

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112 reviews
Chi Him Wong
February 21, 2022
Lack of tonal disambiguation makes typing a horrible experience. Users should be able to type a number for specifying tones. Why remove part of the language's phonology?
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Maggie HII
May 9, 2020
It is good but I can only type one word per time. What I mean is for example when I type 學校,I need to type hok > choose the word 學 > haau > choose the word 校, but cannot type at once hokhaau and choose the word 學校 . Hope they can improve this function !
6 people found this review helpful
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September 21, 2020
Once figured/accustomed to the romanization, super convenient. Thank you!
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What's new

Ver 0.4.2:
1. Improve the touch sensitivity of candidates selection bar.

Ver 0.4.1:
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 0.4.0:
1. Phrase lookup.
2. Better Associated phrases suggestion.
3. English auto completion with correction.
4. Various bug fixes.