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Help: Eris Chinese input problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by longxx, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. longxx

    longxx Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all

    Two things first:

    1. I understand this is not for everyone, but for for us Chinese users, this is very important.

    2. I am not random electronic noob, I spent good amount of time tried to solving this online. Please do not tell me "go download the Chinese input App"

    I downloaded two trusted Chinese input App from Marketplace. One by Google (Google Pinyin) another one by Sogou, both make very good chinese input programs for PC. The reviews from both apps are positive, however after I installed them on my Droid Eris, I just do not know how to get them to work.

    I do not see a way to active the chinese input, (Yes I enabled them under "Settings"-->"Local/Language")

    For one of them it says it works for Android 1.5 or above, I believe Eris is Android 1.5 right?

    My question is: Could it be because HTC modified the Android system which caused the uncompatability issue? if so, anyway to fix?
    Also, does the "Market" have same Apps pool with other Android devices? so the positive reviews could be from non-Eris users

    Thanks for your time.

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  2. longxx

    longxx Lurker
    Thread Starter

    still didnt solve it.... tried to changing scene and reboot the phone few times

  3. JiUnit

    JiUnit Lurker

    I have the same question; would someone who solved the problem please help?

    I got my Eris yesterday for $99.99 yesterday before $100 mail-in rebate; and today I found out that I could get this same thing for only $9.99. I called the customer service and they said they do NOT match the online prices. ToT. So disappointed that I decide to return the phone and discontinue my new contract.
  4. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    i would call either verizon or htc tech support...wish i could help more.
  5. waterlios

    waterlios Lurker

    After you download and install Google Pin Ying or any Chinese input application, you need to press and hold the message box long enough. Then you will see a popup window which allow you to switch between the input methods. Good luck.
  6. uscricketer

    uscricketer Lurker

    Hi. I just went through this same process and was ready to pull my hair out. Downloaded several Chinese input apps. Downloaded fine, but wouldn't "launch" like other apps. Couldn't find any discussion of the problem online in English (just learning Chinese). And no matter how many times I read "you need to press and hold the message box long enough -- then you will see a popup window which allow you to switch between the input methods," I kept getting stuck at the idea that that would be the NEXT step after I opened the app. But you don't need to. Just install and start typing. Hope this helps the next person.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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