I'm using the pinyin input on an AZERTY Macbook Pro keyboard and when I try to type a number, it prints the associated symbol instead (i.e. for "1", it prints "&", for "2", "é", etc.).

I've tried in combination with the Shift key, Fn key, Cmd key but it always only print the symbol and not the number.

Any idea how to make this work?


Could you use the numpad keys under fn? For example fn-J is numpad 1 and fn-K is numpad 2.

Edit: You might also use a private.xml private.xml like this with KeyRemap4MacBook:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <inputmode_only>CHINESE_SIMPLIFIED, CHINESE_TRADITIONAL</inputmode_only>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_0, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_0</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_1, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_1</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_2, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_2</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_3, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_3</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_4, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_4</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_5, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_5</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_6, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_6</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_7, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_7</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_8, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_8</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::KEY_9, VK_SHIFT, KeyCode::KEYPAD_9</autogen>
  • It looks like it's not supported by my keyboard. Typing Fn+K or +J will just type the regular letter. – laurent Oct 11 '13 at 0:22

Capslock plus shift seems to work for me.

  • It works for 1234589, but when I type 67, I get (☆_☆). I'm puzzled why Apple includes so many funky functionalities on their keyboards, yet doesn't seem to provide a simple way to type numbers. – laurent Oct 11 '13 at 0:18
  • 67 work fine on my machine (10.7.5). Shift key alone also seems to work at the moment. – Tom Gewecke Oct 11 '13 at 13:16
  • I'm on 10.8.5 and it looks like Shift+6 is a shortcut to make smileys, so when I press 7 after that it selects the 7th smiley. Any idea how to disable the shortcut? – laurent Oct 11 '13 at 13:28
  • What you describe doesn't happen on my 10.8.5. – Tom Gewecke Oct 11 '13 at 15:54

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