Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | FAQ
To enable search by Chinese characters, either by typing them in pinyin or drawing the characters with your finger, you will need to turn on chinese input on your iPhone.
You can turn on Chinese input by doing the following. From the home screen, go into Settings > General > Keyboard > International, and scroll all the way to the bottom. There you will see a submenu titled Chinese Simplified – tap this item.
You will be presented with the screen shown in the image above. If you tap both of these switches to on, you will have enabled the Chinese input for your iPhone.
The next time you tap in the 小词典 search box, the keyboard will have a small globe on the bottom left next to the number button. By clicking this button you can toggle between pinyin input, Character drawing, and English input.