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The Cangjie input method is a system by which Chinese characters are entered into a computer via a keyboard. It was invented by CHU Bong-Foo 朱邦復 in 1976.

Cangjie-5 (version 2008) can be used for both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, including Hong Kong supplementary character set. The corresponding input method editor for Windows XP system, available from in Malaysia, supports 70000 Chinese characters. To this end, character glyphs (unified CJK ideographs + extension A + extension B + extension C) in UniFonts5.3 (25 Mb) must be installed. These character glyphs (UniFonts5.4) are also available from Hai Feng Wubi Chinese input freeware. Windows Vista system already supports these character glyphs. However Cangjie-5 does not allow inputting CJK extension C character glyphs [U+2A700 through U+2BA7F] and extension B character glyphs are visible only in MS Word file.

Extension C character glyphs are visible from Unihan database and 国学字箪 > 汉字编码表 both using FireFox3 browser only.

Acrobat Reader will not display Chinese properly if you do not have the proper Chinese fonts from Adobe installed on your system.

  1. Cangjie overview
  2. Cangjie overview in Chinese
    • Hong Kong Institute of Education: Friends of Cangjie (use Internet Explorer or Opera browsers) Cangjie-3 and Cangjie-5
    • 黃德誠: 倉頡輸入法簡介 Cangjie-3 input method
    • 倉頡教學 Cangjie-3 input method (注意 省略原則)
    • 香港中文大學 教育學院 何萬貫教授: 倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-3 input method
    • 倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-3 input method
    • 倉頡之友 。馬來西亞: 自學倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-5 including sequence for traditional and simplified Chinese characters; IME (第五代倉頡輸入法, 2008年最新版) also available
    • 麥志洪: 倉頡動畫廊 Cangjie-3 input gallery
    • Follow Me 倉頡字典: 線上查詢版 (use Internet Explorer browser) Pictorial representation of Cangjie-3 sequence for traditional Chinese character
    • 倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-3 input method
    • 倉頡輸入法 from Keith Cangjie input method (MS PowerPoint file)
    • ASL電腦應用教學網頁: 倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-3 input method ( MS PowerPoint file)
    • Lingnan Dr. Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School: 倉頡輸入法 Cangjie-3 input method (2 Mb PDF file)
    • 倉頡輸入法講義 Cangjie-3 input method (1.8 Mb PDF file)
    • 伍良盛: 仓颉输入法教材 Cangjie-5
    • a2e 亞通歐: 仓颉输入法 Cangjie-5
  3. Laboratory of CHU Bong-Foo
  4. Speed Cangjie overview in Chinese
  5. Dictionary academic
    • Online 漢文樂園, 漢文庫典: Chinese characters, including various codes (UNICODE, Big5, GBK, HKSCS, Cangjie-5)
    • Online 汉典: Chinese-English dictionary, including various codes (Wubi86, Wubi98, Cangjie-3, Four-corner, 笔顺编号, UNICODE) and Mandarin pronunciation
    • Online KangXiZiDian: 康熙字典網上版
    • Online 国学字箪 七万汉字解释 中文字典, (use Internet Explorer or FireFox3 browsers) including various codes (Wubi86, Wubi98, Cangjie-3, UNICODE decimal and hexadecimal, Four-corner) and providing UniFonts5.3 setting
    • Online 华文字典 including various codes (郑码, GBK, UNICODE, 笔顺编号)
    • Online 中华字海 (叶典) English-Chinese dictionary (use Internet Explorer browser)
    • Online DICT.TW 線上字典 Chinese-English dictionary for traditional Chinese character including 內碼, 注音, 大易, 倉頡
    • Online simplified Chinese picture dictionary by Yale University 中文圖晝字典, including Mandarin pronunciation
  6. Dictionary
    • Online Word dictionary basic
    • Online YellowBridge: Chinese-English character dictionary
    • Online Dictionnaire chinois - français
    • Online Dictionnaire français -chinois
    • Online  Chinese tools
    • Online traditional Chinese character database: With word-formations phonologically disambiguated according to the Cantonese dialect
    • Online Cantonese-Mandarin-English dictionary
    • Online traditional Chinese characters: A genealogy and dictionary
  7. Index for Cangjie
  8. Online input tool
  9. Tool for French
  10. Installing Chinese on Windows systems
  11. Tool
  12. Translation
  13. Chinese character set
    • zh.Wikipedia: 國字標準字體
    • 常用國字標準字體筆順學習網
    • 楷體字型 KaiTi font in simkai.ttf file
    • 港標中文網
    • zh.Wikipedia: 異體字
    • zh.Wikipedia: 第一批異體字整理表
    • en.Wikipedia: Ming typeface, known as Song typeface in the People's Republic of China (PRC)
    • GB18030 [en.Wikipedia] is the registered internet name for the official character set of PRC superseding GB2312
      1. GB18030-2000 - The new Chinese national standard, including mapping table in txt format from SUN.
      2. Generating a GB 18030 mapping table.
      3. Mapping table for UNICODE to GB18030-2005 conversion (unified CJK ideographs + extension A + extension B), an MS Excel file (7.0 Mb) provided by
      4. GB18030-2005 code ranges for CJK unified ideographs from

        Number of bytes Space of code positions Number of codes Number of characters Type of characters
        two-byte character first byte
        second byte
        6768 6763 CJK unified Hanzi character
        first byte
        second byte
        6080 6080 CJK unified Hanzi character
        first byte
        second byte
        8160 8160 CJK unified Hanzi character
        four-byte character first byte
        second byte
        third byte
        fourth byte
        6530 6530 CJK unified Hanzi character extension A
        first byte
        second byte
        third byte
        fourth byte
        42711 42711 CJK unified Hanzi character extension B
      5. PRC national standard GB 18030—2000 (PDF file).
      6. Dirk Meyer provided an English summary, explanations, and remarks of the GB 18030-2000 standard (PDF file).
      7. Dirk Meyer presented the two new Chinese character standards: HKSCS and GB18030-2000 (PDF file).
    • GBK [en.Wikipedia] is an extension of the GB2312 character set for simplified Chinese characters, used in PRC; GBK code table
    • GB2312 [en.Wikipedia] is the registered internet name for a key official character set of PRC, used for simplified Chinese characters; index GB2312 [fr.Wikitionary]
    • Big-5 or Big5 [en.Wikipedia] is a character encoding method used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau for traditional Chinese characters. Its PRC equivalent is GB; index Big5 [fr.Wikitionary]. CNS11643中文標準交換碼全字庫: 中文碼介紹. Big5 (traditional Chinese) character code table
    • HKSCS-2004 is the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set which includes 4941 characters; HKSCS-2004 mapping table in Big5 and in ISO/IEC 10646:2003.
  14. UNICODE, ISO 10646, and UTF-8
    • UNICODE from UNICODE characters supported by the DFSongStd font. WAZU JAPAN provides gallery of UNICODE fonts.
      1. Partitionnement d'UNICODE,
      2. UNICODE character code charts by script,
      3. Table de caractères UNICODE,
      4. UNICODE fonts for Windows computers from Alan Wood’s UNICODE Resources.
    • Code converters from International Components for UNICODE:
      1. Big5 to UNICODE,
      2. HKSCS-Big5 to UNICODE,
      3. GB2312 to UNICODE,
      4. GBK to UNICODE,
      5. GB18030 to UNICODE.
    • ISO 10646 provides a unified standard for the coding of characters in all major languages in the world including traditional and simplified Chinese characters. The ISO 10646 standard and UNICODE are code-to-code identical. UNICODE can be regarded as the implementation version of the ISO 10646 standard.
      1. A short overview of ISO/IEC 10646 and UNICODE,
      2. Hong Kong Song style reference font (DFSongSd.ttf) download area ,
      3. ISO 10646 漢字全集: SuperCJK searcher 目前共收錄亞洲地區使用之中文字70,205個字 (包括CJK、CJK Ext-A、CJK Ext-B).
    • UTF-8 stands for Unicode Transformation Format-8, which is an octet lossless encoding of UNICODE characters.
      1. Définition du nombre d'octets utilisés,
      2. Foire aux questions des Tuteurs : UNICODE, UTF-8.
  15. Han unification
  16. The 24 main Cangjie signs in QWERTY keyboard

    QWERTY keyboard

  17. Cangjie signs

    The 24 main signs of Cangjie input method and their associated secondary signs.

    cangjie main and secondary signs

    The Cangjie input method

    Example 1 from

    Example 2 from

  18. Cangjie signs in QWERTY keyboard

cangjie keyboard

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