Type pinyin, then select character in popup list [Show Me]
Hot Keys
Tone keys(optional):
Leftmost Column of keys

Why use Tones:
Specify tone of Zi
(or last Zi in Ci) to narrow down candidates.

Bihua keys serves
same purpose.

Loading Ci Database, please wait...     Tip: drag input bar with mouse.
Change Candidate Page: > and < key (w/o Shift)
    or Up/Down ↑↓     or PgUp/PgDown

Chinese/Western Switch:F12,Alt+O,Alt=
Change last input:Alt+I      (use Shift to reverse direction)
Repeat Zi/Ci:Alt+;
Punctuation Mode:Alt+,
Letter Mode:Alt+B
Reset Input:Esc
Input Letters As Is:Return key
Chn Num Mode:Alt+0  (directly type number keys; use O for O)
Chn Num Mode 2:Alt+9    (as above; use O for 零)

Bihua Keys(optional): [Upper-Right on Keyboard]

e.g.: 食 has 人 as first part; after typing "shi", use [ ] to bring it front.
How to input tone pinyin

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Simplification Rules:(optional)
ng can be typed as just g,
e.g., tang → tag;
iao can be typed as io(助记:衣凹腰)
e.g., tiao → tio;
uang can be typed as ug, or uag(助记:乌肮汪)
e.g., huang → hug. huang → huag.

Type only first letter of pinyin for each Zi:
e.g., jiaokewen → jkw. jianku → jk.
You may type pinyin for last zi completely to narrow now choices: jianku → jku.

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* Zi info is based on Unicode material which includes some rarely used tones.