Used to use on macOS from a long time ago Yahoo Qimo input method(The built-in Zhuyin input method is difficult to use), and it was switched to Wheat phonetic, Later I still liked the feel and speed of Yahoo input method.Although macOS 10.15 Catalina 32-bit applications will no longer be supported in the future, but the Yahoo input method is actually a 64-bit application, which means that even if the update is now stopped, it can still be used normally in the next macOS system. If you have installed this input method before, you can still use it after updating macOS without any problems.
However, after I recently replaced a new MacBook Air, I encountered a situation where the Yahoo input method could not be installed correctly. When the Yahoo input method installer was opened, a cross would appear directly, and the installation could not be performed, and the “Need to update and install Yahoo! Input method“Message, many of my friends may also encounter this problem. What wonders is the Yahoo input method is not a 64-bit application? How can you still encounter similar problems?
Then I checked Google,It turns out that the problem is that the Yahoo input method installer is 32-bit, So it will not be able to open normally after Catalina (if you are from “The most recommended input method for Mac! Yahoo! Qimo input method free download point and installation instruction”The installer downloaded from this article will be unavailable).
Fortunately, there will always be problems Solution, 2018 OpenVanilla The developer zonble repackaged and released the Yahoo input method. In the future, you can download this installer for installing Yahoo input method on macOS (also put it on GitHub), you can solve the problem of not being able to install normally! By the way, the problem that the original input method “Preferences” cannot be opened correctly has also been resolved.
Yahoo KeyKey! Installer
First go to the Yahoo KeyKey! Installer GitHub Releases Find the repackaged installer, below YahooKeyKey.pkg.zip This is the Yahoo! Input method installation program that we want to get, just download and unzip it.
Next open “System Preferences“of”Security and privacy“Function, check if “Apps that are allowed to be downloaded from the following sources” appear”Any source“This option, if not available, first open the “Terminal“Enter the following command:
sudo spctl --master-disable
Enter the administrator password after exiting the password prompt. After returning to security and privacy, you will see “Any source“, set this option to any source first, and then set it back to other options after the Yahoo input method is installed.
Run the YahooKeyKey.pkg.zip installation program you just downloaded, just like the previous installation steps. After agreeing to the software license agreement and choosing the path to install, you can successfully install the Yahoo input method to macOS.
After installation, you must restart your computer, click “Continue to install“Will restart and return to the Mac login screen.
After the installation is complete, find the input method from the toolbar in the upper right corner, and click “Open keyboard preferences“Option.
On the “Input Method” page, click on the lower left corner “+“Add an input method.
In Traditional Chinese, the newly installed “Yahoo! Qimo Input Method“Option, click it and then press”join in“You can.
In this way, you can switch the Yahoo! input method in the input mode.
After switching, you can also see related function options, such as switching to good phonetic, traditional phonetic, Cangjie, simple, use full-type symbols, traditional Chinese to simplified Chinese, Yidiantong, symbol table and preference settings.
If you installed the Yahoo input method before and then upgraded the system, although the input method itself can be used, there will be no function if you click “Preferences”. In this repackaged version, the preferences have been fixed. ! If you feel distressed that the preferences cannot be used, you can also reinstall the Yahoo input method through the tutorial introduced above.
Three reasons to try:
- macOS 10.15 Catalina is the first version of macOS that only supports 64-bit applications
- The original Yahoo input method cannot be installed after 10.15 due to a problem with the installer
- The Yahoo input method installer released by zonble can be installed and used normally.