In System Preferences | Keyboard | Input Sources, you can add any languages you like by tapping + button. The list contains Simplified and Traditional language, but it doesn't have Cantonese.

I wonder why it does not contain Cantonese, even though it has some too minor languages like Telugu, Oriya, or even Ainu.

Is it still possible to type in Cantonese in OS X, with possibly pinyin?


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You can use 3rd party input method named "RIME".

  1. You can download RIME by goto: http://rime.im/
  2. Unzip downloaded file and run Installation.
  3. After install was successfully, you need to login your account again.
  4. Click on Squirrel Input Method icon (on top menu) and choose Settings....
  5. You will see list of setting files, open file named default.yaml and edit like below:
  6. After editing, save file and close.
  7. Click on Squirrel icon then choose Deploy.
  8. You now can type Cantonese! zuk nei cing gung -> 祝你成功

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