Mac OS X Intel Based version now available

eCode is a Chinese Input Method based on Stroke Order. Stroke Order is inherent in every Chinese Character so it is natural to used it for Chinese Input. This makes eCode easy to use. If you can write Chinese, you can use eCode to input Chinese. You can input the stroke via the Numeric Keyboard with each key representing a particular stroke. After a short practice, you do not even need to look at the keyboard to enter the stroke making Chinese Input via eCode very quick and pleasant. eCode also enables users to input Chinese enter via Pinyin. This is very useful if you know how to pronounce the word but somehow forgotten what the character look like.

Features (Any key to hide pop up)

  • Chinese Input via Stroke Order using the Numeric Keyboard or with the mouse.
  • No special keyboard required.
  • Can also use Pinyin or Jyutping (Cantonese) to Input Chinese.
  • Wildcards entry when partial stroke order known. Example, suppose you remember the first 2 strokes and last 3 strokes of 我, you can use the '*' wildcard to retrieve this character.
  • Matches mostly unique, no need to scroll to look for characters.
  • Contains the full Unicode character set including Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters.
  • Can be used to enter pinyin, e.g. into documents.
    • Ensure that Pinyin is checked on the menu.
    • Enter any pinyin, e.g. bi3.
    • Press Space and the corresponding Pinyin with tone mark will be entered into your document.
  • Shows the corresponding English meaning with the Shift Key. Very useful to ensure that you enter the correct character.
  • Shift Key also shows Simplified, Traditional or other variants and enable you to input the variant character.
  • Space key to bring up and input frequently used phrases associated with the character.