Every time I get a new Windows Mobile phone, I have to hunt for a Chinese input solution that supports qwerty keyboard properly. I have trying to find a workable solution for my i780, and while A4, PlumSIP and GuoBi can be installed and used on my device, but they introduce some ‘side effects’ that makes me look elsewhere for better solution.
I did some web research and finally came to a conclusion that I can make use of some DLL files that I believe originated from Microsoft. Packaged them with proper registry settings, I can now finally type both Chinese and English text using my qwerty keyboard. The only issue is the symbol input button has become invalid, at least for now, but that’s not a big deal for me.
with a click of a button, the qwerty input is changed to Chinese mode.
also it comes with an interesting pin yin SIP, but I prefer using my qwerty keyboard.
For folks whose phones do not come with physical qwerty keyboard, you don’t need this since you can easily install those SIP software made available by the likes of PlumSIP, ZTA4, etc.
The above is tested well on i780, you are welcome to test on your non-i780 but qwerty phone. Do let me know if this can be installed/used properly on your qwerty phone.
You can download the CAB file from here
Update on 4th July: Found some problem the moment my i780 changes the resolution from 128dpi to 96dpi. Had managed to fix that, so if you encountered some error while trying to activate the PinYin SIP, you can try re-applying the latest fix from here
2nd Update on 4th July: For folks who don’t really need SIP (who needs SIP with a qwerty keyboard? :P), I have re-packaged a separate CAB to take away the SIP portion. You can download this PinYin “Lite” version from here