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Tailingua: An Introduction to Taiwanese

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Tailingua: An Introduction to Taiwanese

Postby Taffy » 23 Oct 2007, 10:15

Morning all,

I've put together a little site about the Taiwanese language called Tailingua - most of the information on there at the moment is fairly basic, but I will be adding more as time goes on.

If you have any suggestions or criticism (preferably constructive!) I'd be very happy to hear it, either in this thread, by PM or by email at admin(at)tailingua.com.

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Postby Huang Guang Chen » 23 Oct 2007, 10:32

Like it.

The Openvanilla tools (English) link leads nowhere. Not your fault, I realise. Chinese appears okay, but I can't download onto this work PC. I was curious to see the input tools.

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Postby Taffy » 23 Oct 2007, 10:54

Hmm, looks like there's a problem with the English database on the OpenVanilla site. I'll change the link on my site to reflect that - thanks for the heads-up.

I haven't tried OpenVanilla for Windows, just OS X, but it seems the Windows pack (beta) can be downloaded from here. I'll try installing it on my virtual Windows machine on the Mac this afternoon and see how that goes.
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Postby Tempo Gain » 23 Oct 2007, 11:47

looks great. I'm looking forward to reading all the news. i guess you don't know where there's a list of the 400 govt. approved characters online?
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Postby Taffy » 23 Oct 2007, 11:54

Tempo Gain wrote:looks great. I'm looking forward to reading all the news. i guess you don't know where there's a list of the 400 govt. approved characters online?


Good point, I'll put a link to that list on the site. The list actually consists of 300 entries, totalling around 400 characters (you'll see what I mean if you have a look). It's available here as a pdf file (thanks to Cranky Laowai for the link).
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Postby Tempo Gain » 23 Oct 2007, 12:29

thanks, looks like they managed not to muck it up.
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Postby Taffy » 23 Oct 2007, 12:33

Tempo Gain wrote:thanks, looks like they managed not to muck it up.


Yep, and it only took them five years... :D
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Postby Tempo Gain » 23 Oct 2007, 12:36

don't underestimate the magnitude of the achievement in not mucking it up, lol.
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Postby Taffy » 23 Oct 2007, 14:20

Tempo Gain wrote:don't underestimate the magnitude of the achievement in not mucking it up, lol.


:lol:

HG, I tried out the Windows POJ pack for OpenVanilla - works great using XP on my virtual machine. They offer a POJ-only (Taiwanese) pack, and the full pack which includes loads of input methods for Hanzi too.
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Postby Huang Guang Chen » 23 Oct 2007, 14:32

Cheers.

Mind you I'm not one for writing Taiwanese, but I would like something better for pinyin inputting Chinese than what XP and Mac offer. I find the Mac in particular a dumb sluggish piece of crap.

Cheers.

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