Topic: Mac OSX "Snow Leopard" Character Input

I don't use OSX, but their new character input method looks way cool. I thought it might interest some folks here.

"Until Snow Leopard, if you wanted to enter Chinese characters on a computer, you had to type in the phonetic spelling of Chinese words and the computer would convert them into proper Chinese characters. Snow Leopard offers a breakthrough new way to enter characters: You draw them right on the Multi-Touch trackpad in your Mac notebook. They’ll appear on the screen in a new input window, which recommends characters based on what you drew and lets you choose the right one. The input window even offers suggestions for subsequent characters based on what you chose."

Re: Mac OSX "Snow Leopard" Character Input

Yeah - I heard of that.

The concept has been around for a while - I know people who use input tablets with their computers, but this definitely simplifies things. I guess it depends what you're used to, though... I think I'm probably faster typing in pinyin than drawing characters with my fingers, but if I could read / write better, maybe that wouldn't be the case.