Home Chinese Editor (Help File)

- brief english introduction to chinese word processor "byx" by Dr. Yan Yongxin (Public domain) -

Notation used in this document.

C- : hold the control key down as press second key
F# : function key
ALT- : hold the ALT key down as press next key
SHIFT- : hold the SHIFT key down as press next key
RETURN : indicates that the RETURN or ENTER key on computer should be hit
ESC : indicates the Escape (ESC) key on computer should be hit
" " : encloses key sequence to enter (do not type the quotes)
{} : enclosed a specific example

Basic Usage

To start:

  1. On homepage, click on the link "Run Dictionary/editor" to launch the environment
  2. Type: "o {filename}" (you must enter a filename)

To enter English: Activate English mode (Type "F6") and type.

To enter Chinese:

  1. Activate Chinese pinyin input. (Type "F8")
  2. Enter the pinyin for the character, word or sentance. Chinese is entered using Mainland Chinese PinYin. In this system: tones are represented: 1(flat),2(rising),3(fall then rise),4(falling) and 5(light). The entry of tones is optional. The 'u' of girl is entered as 'uu' [nuu3(girl), lu4(road),luu4(green)]. The "r" sound is entered er [yi4dian3er not yi4dian3r].
  3. Type the "Space" to convert pinyin to Chinese characters.
  4. If conversion is incorrect, use left-right arrow keys to move under wrong character. Select correct character by typing its number. If desired character does not appear, use down arrow for more selections.
  5. (Use the "F4" key to cancel the conversion of pinyin to Characters)

To exit(and save):

  1. Type: "C-x C-z"
  2. Answer "y" to the question
  3. Type "q" to leave the environment.

Copy or Move text (Cut and Paste)

  1. Move curser to the beginning of the string of text
  2. Mark this end of the text (Type: "C-2")
  3. Move curser to the end of the string of text
  4. Cut the text (Type: "C-w")
  5. Position curser where you want the text to appear
  6. Yank the text (Type: "C-y")

Search and Replace

Forward Searching

  1. Start search (Type "C-s")
  2. Enter the words/characters for which to search
  3. Search (Type "C-s")
  4. Find next occurance (type "C-s")

Backward Searching

  1. Start search (Type "C-r")
  2. Enter the words/characters for which to search
  3. Search (Type "C-r")
  4. Find next occurance (Type "C-r")

Replacing all occurances after curser

  1. Type "ALT-SHIFT-7"
  2. Enter the words to replace followed by RETURN key.
  3. Enter the new words followed by RETURN key.

Replacing a word with yes/no option

  1. Type "ALT-q"
  2. Enter the words to replace followed by RETURN key.
  3. Enter the new words followed by RETURN key.
  4. If want to replace this occurance type "y"

Other specialized commands

Chinese language help: Type: "F1"

delete characters after curser to end of line: Type: "C-k"

Enter a character by its gb-2312 encoding: "F5"

Converting previously entered pinyin to Chinese characters

  1. Move curser to the beginning of the string of text
  2. Mark this end of the text (Type: "C-2")
  3. Move curser to the end of the string of text
  4. Convert the text (Type: "C-t")

(c) 1994 by Zhong Ri Jia Ma. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0 (c) 1996 by Zhong Ri Jia Ma. All rights reserved.
version beta4 (c) 2004 by ZhongRiJiaMa. All rights reserved.

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Last updated: CUT: Fri Nov 24 07:54:03 2006