'Zhuyin' added to Search suggestions in Yahoo! Taiwan (Yahoo! Kimo)

Yahoo! added a new search suggestion feature in Web search for Yahoo! Taiwan (Yahoo! Kimo), that helps users easily enter queries in traditional Chinese in search box using Zhuyin (Bopomofo) system. Zhuyin is a phonetic system widely used in Taiwan. “When Taiwan users type their queries, they often need to switch the language input method […]

Yahoo! added a new search suggestion feature in Web search for Yahoo! Taiwan (Yahoo! Kimo), that helps users easily enter queries in traditional Chinese in search box using Zhuyin (Bopomofo) system. Zhuyin is a phonetic system widely used in Taiwan. “When Taiwan users type their queries, they often need to switch the language input method from English mode to Chinese mode, taking several clicks before they can enter query. New search suggestion feature allows users to enter phonetic representation of a Chinese query while still in English mode. This saves key strokes and makes it more convenient for our Taiwan users. For e.g., to search for “Brad Pitt,” searchers can start typing Zhuyin spelling of the actor’s name while in English mode and see search suggestion in traditional Chinese,” announced Yahoo!.