Read Chinese Online - How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese Characters

Written by Rosie Wang

To read Chinese Online is becoming easire these days.

If you userepparttar latest Internet Explorer (V4.0 or later) or Netscape Navigator (Version 4 or later), you don't have to install any special program to read Chinese characters because both of these browsers can support Chinese natively. The same is true with other browsers, e.g. Firefox or Mozilla.

If you use previous versions of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you should consider upgrading your browser version. You can also download and install Chinese Font or download Microsoft's free language packs and input methods for Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Installingrepparttar 139883 Chinese language packs will automatically set up Internet Explorer to recognize Chinese.

With Netscape, you need do a little configuration:

From Netscape's main menu, select "Edit" -> "Preferences". Inrepparttar 139884 new window, select "Appearance" and "Fonts". First select "Simplified Chinese" forrepparttar 139885 encoding, and choose "MS Song" or "MS Hei". Select "MingLiU" for "Traditional Chinese" encoding.

Basic Chinese Pinyin Rules

Written by Rosie Wang

* Make sure you set your browser encoding correctly to read Chinese words in this article. Chinese Simplified GB2312 is recommended. Please find detail instruction from this page:

Talking about Chinese Pinyin rules, let's start by looking atrepparttar following different scenarios:

1. Tone Mark Placement

The tone mark is placed overrepparttar 139882 vowel if there is only one vowel, e.g. wo, or onrepparttar 139883 main vowel of a syllable where they are two or three vowels, e.g. hao.

1.1 Syllable with one vowel letter, tone mark is always placed overrepparttar 139884 vowel letter. For examples:

笔 bǐ ( pen ) , 山 shān ( mountain )

车 chē ( car ), 信 xn ( letter )

1.2 Syllables with two or three vowel letters: Ifrepparttar 139885 first vowel letter is a medial , e.g. "i", "u", or " ",repparttar 139886 tone mark is placed overrepparttar 139887 vowel letter afterrepparttar 139888 medial.

For example:

学 xu ( study ) , 贵 gu ( expensive)

小 xiao ( small ) , 略 l ( strategy)

1.3 Ifrepparttar 139889 first vowel letter is not a medial,repparttar 139890 tone mark is always placed onrepparttar 139891 first vowel letter.

For example:

靠 ko ( rely ) , 要 yo ( ask )

好 hǎo ( good ) , 北 běi ( north )

2. Syllables With an Initial

Write downrepparttar 139892 initial and thenrepparttar 139893 final with no space between them.

For example:

客k ( guest ) , 桌 zhuō ( desk ) 忙 mng ( busy ) , 飞 fēi ( fly )


If and only if "uo" follows "b", "p", "m", or "f", "u" is dropped, resulting in "bo", "po", "mo", or "fo". If and only if "" follows "j", "q", "x", is changed to "u", resulting in "ju", "qu" and "xu"

3. Syllables Without an Initial

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