Pinyin tones without numbers
Hello, I know that it us very common to write tones in Pinyin with numbers like "zi3" but I do belong to that kind of people who really have problems with this kind of writing the tones.
It would be much easier for me to read the Pinyin with stresses instead of numbers.
Is that hard to realize?
I wrote a the Pinyin Tone Tool several years ago. It properly handles apostrophes, the standard pinyin "v" for ü conversion and some other things most subsequent attempts at the problem have missed. I wasn't much of a programmer back then and the code is ugly but it handles the edge cases.
My friend John used it for his Sinosplice Tone plugin for wordpress.
Open source (with attribution), and I can help you integrate it if you want.
Michael Swank, PhD commented
for those interested, this website will convert from numbers to tone marks (and back) http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/pinyin_conversion.htm
Wow, really? Cool!
I had the fear that it means a lot of work "correcting" all this vocabulary in Pinyin with stresses instead of tone numbers by hand.
Great to hear that you have an idea that means less work :-)
Hi again Marcus,
this won't be too hard to implement.
I'll do add it to my coding feature list.