8SUH Input Method (IME) 八步中文输入法 for Unihan Font ver 15.0 including Ext H updated 28 March 2023.


The Ultimate Chinese Input Method Programme –> 8suh!

Welcome to this website. Do feel free to visit all the links! Especially the 8 Steps Unihan, the ultimate Chinese input and searching software! It consists of :

1 A set of modified and updated Chinese Song Fonts from Window 10 (8SuhU1,  8SuhS1, 8SuhT1, 8SuhA1, 8SuhJ1). Included in it are all the Chinese characters in Unihan with Extension A to H which contain the Chinese characters with variant forms and the rare and seldom used Chinese characters. Ext H which contains 4 thousand odd Han characters is newly released by Unihan consortium.  This ver 15 Unihan fonts is included in this Third Edition release. 

2 A free user manual about the rules and 96 English mnemonics for the 8 Steps Unihan input method.

3. The 8 Steps Unihan program itself. That is all ! WHY 8 Steps Unihan ? As you all know, there are quite a few Chinese input methods software that come together with Google, Windows and other operating systems. Not the least among them is the Pinyin. But Pinyin has its disadvantages: At least half of the total number of Chinese characters in Unicode are without pronunciation. Meaning Pinyin cannot display those characters.

On top of this, so many characters share the same pronunciation that oftentimes simply picking out your target becomes quite a chore! The 8 Steps Unihan has the following advantages :

1 Almost 95% of the characters can be displayed with one unique keycode.

2 100% of the characters in Unihan can be displayed by Eight Step Unihan input method. (up to EXT H)

3 Only 5% of the characters in Unihan have shared input keycodes in 8 Steps Unihan. Mostly you just need to select your target from 2 to 20 characters contained in a single page.

4 An input keycode in 8 Steps Unihan will not only give you a Chinese character, it will also give you many useful relevant referencing sources about its pronunciation, its meaning, its origin and its variant forms if they exist in other websites.

5 Each input keycode is made up of numerals ( 0 to 9) and/or alphabets ( a to z ) and all Chinese punctuations can be selected by pressing period key.  Simple ?

6 You can now access all the Han characters in Unicode database version 15.

8 Steps Unihan definitely is the choice for all librarians, archeologists, writers and lexicographers and, not the least of all, common users like you and me!

The followings are the links to various files

download 8suh user manual

 download 8suh License

download  8suh Chinese Fonts 80 mega bytes each

download 8suh IME package 14 mega bytes 

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