Chinotes-Star9 features Star9 Chinese Input Method which mimics handwriting over the square-shaped keypad usually found on the right of a PC keyboard (Or you can use an external USB keypad). It is a stroke-based Chinese writing method which helps a Chinese learner to master Chinese character writing mechanisms. To speed up writing, its innovative feature, triple-key-input, allows three keys being pressed together to express a sequence of strokes. It is also a good input tool for people who can write Chinese but are not familiar with PinYin. Chinese is a two dimensional character based language.
On keypad, the center key represents bending radicals; the 4 corner keys represent left/right slant-strokes; the middle column keys on top/bottom represent vertical strokes whereas middle row keys on left/right represent horizontal strokes.