Google Pinyin IME
: Gǔgē Pīnyīn Shūrùfǎ) is an input method developed by Google China
Labs. The tool was made publicly available on April 4, 2007.
, Google Pinyin is available for Windows XP
, Windows Vista
, and Windows 7
. There are both 32-bit
Google released a Pinyin IME system for Android 1.5 or newer in March 2009. It is not clear how much code this IME system shares in common with the closed-source Google Pinyin, although a lot of the core algorithms are written in C++ and called through a JNI bridge, hinting at a common source origin. The Android Pinyin IME supports user dictionary synchronization with the desktop version.
By the end of 2008, more than 20% users of Google Pinyin wanted a Linux version of the input method, which was answered in the FAQ section with a general PR phrase "We always strive to provide a better user experience and we never stop our hard work to fulfill the customer needs".
However, the Linux user community is porting the Android Google Pinyin IME to the non-Android Linux IME framework SCIM
in the .
After Christmas 2009, the Google pinyin module for SCIM became also available for the Nokia Maemo 5 platform, which means it can be downloaded to any n900 phone through the official application repositories.
Mac OS X
A closed beta version of Google Pinyin for Mac OS X was leaked on September 14,... Read More