On Macs with a multitouch trackpad, I'm told that from the Input Sources options you can select the option to draw Chinese and Japanese characters.

I have a Mac Mini, and a Wacom multitouch graphics tablet/trackpad, and I'd quite like to be able to use this, but the option just isn't there. I'm thinking I might be able to make it show up by editing a plist file somewhere, but I'm really not sure where to look -- my peering at various files in ~/Library/Preferences and /Library/Preferences didn't turn up anything that looked relevant.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how to make it show up in the options?

  • I think Apple's Chinese handwriting input only works with its own hardware. An alternative is at yale.edu/chinesemac/pages/input_methods.html#PenPower For Wacom, you probably need to ask them. – Tom Gewecke May 3 '13 at 13:05
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    The enabled input sources are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.HIToolbox.*.plist. I don't have a trackpad or a graphics tablet, but can someone who has a trackpad copy the entry for com.apple.inputmethod.ChineseHandwriting in the AppleEnabledInputSources dictionary? – Lri May 3 '13 at 14:27
  • PS All my searches seem to indicate there is no way to do it with a Wacom device, but if you know Chinese you might try the new Apple Chinese forums at discussionschinese.apple.com – Tom Gewecke May 3 '13 at 18:43
  • This question is rather old, but today I was asking myself the very same question and came across this: tenonedesign.com/inklet.php – MicroMachine Jun 16 '16 at 19:24

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