SwiftKey for Android gets Chinese language support

The popular keyboard app now has Chinese support for Android.

SwiftKey has long been a top keyboard app for Android, and came to iOS with iOS 8. In addition to the good predictive text engine, the support for a number of languages has added to its appeal.

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That appeal has now broadened to the large market in Asia with the launch of Chinese for SwiftKey. According to SwiftKey, the Android version of the app supports multiple input methods that are heavily used throughout Asia.

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Simplified Chinese

  • QWERTY Pinyin input method
  • 12-Key Pinyin input method
  • Stroke input method

Taiwan Traditional Chinese

  • Full Key Zhuyin (Bopomofo) input method
  • 12-Key Zhuyin (Bopomofo) input method
  • Stroke input method

Hong Kong Traditional Chinese

  • Cangjie input method
  • Quick Cangjie input method
  • Stroke input method

Having good support for Chinese input with SwiftKey may give Android a leg up on iOS in the Asian market. Apple would do well to convince SwiftKey to add Chinese to the iOS version of the app.

See related: Best Android apps of 2015 (CNET)