I'm just wondering if someone can tell me how to write Skype chat messages in Mandarin (simplified) or where to find out. I can change my Skype page to Mandarin but when I type it still comes out in English.
If you know pinyin, you can use the MS IME for simplified Chinese. Select the appropriate one from this Wikipedia page (version 3 if you're using XP) and download and install it. Installation instructions are in Chinese though.
Ｔｈａｎｋｓ ｇｕｙｓ． Ｍｙ ｐｒｏｂｌｅｍ ｉｓ ｐａｒｔｉａｌｌｙ ｓｏｌｖｅｄ． Ｉ＇ｍ ｕｓｉｎｇ Ｍｉｃｒｏｓｏｆｔ Pinyin IME Ｃｈｉｎｅｓｅ Ｓｉｍｐｌｉｆｉｅｄ ２００３ ｂｕｔ Ｉ ｄｏｎ'ｔ ｋｎｏｗ ｈｏｗ ｔｏ ｗｒｉｔｅ ｗｏｒｄｓ ｗｉｔｈ ｔｈｅ ｔｗｏ ｄｏｔｓ ａｂｏｖｅ ｔｈｅ Ｐｉｎｙｉｎ, like 'female', 'cruel' (nue), 'travel' (lu)． Ｅｇ. Ｉ ｔｙｐｅ ｉｎ ｎｕ ｆｏｒ ｆｅｍａｌｅ ａｎｄ these chioces appear 弩 or 奴 or 怒 or 努 but no female. Same with travel, I get these choices 鲁, 碌,辘,路,鹿,卢,录,露,炉,璐 etc. but no travel.
Thanks for any help.