Writing Chinese character is tough. I was really good at it when I was a small boy but when I stopped going to tuition, I slowly started to forget how to write certain Chinese words and eventually forgetting nearly everything. Writing Chinese is not as easy as English because if a character short of a dot, it’d bring a different meaning. Today I will be sharing with you about writing Chinese CAPTCHA.
A CAPTCHA is a program that can generate and grade tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. For example, humans can read distorted text as the one shown in the form, but current computer programs can’t. Actually cracking CAPTCHA is possible (jDownloader and CryptLoad developers are good at it) when it involves letters and numbers, but what if the CAPTCHA is in “chinese characters”? There’s no way for a computer user that don’t know a thing about Chinese to write or type out the Chinese character CAPTCHA.
I am going to show you how easy it is to write chinese characters to solve chinese CAPTCHA.
As far as I know, usually people type Chinese characters in computers using “pin yin” which means spelling of the sound. An example is “wo” means me or myself in chinese pinyin. IF you can read Chinese character but your computer is not equipped with software to write Chinese characters, you can still use Google Translate. Here’s another example, let’s say that the Chinese CAPTCHA shows this character 我 and I know that it means “me”, I open up Google Translate, select translation from English to Chinese, type “me” in the box and click Translate. The Chinese character 我 appears allowing me to copy the character and paste it to the CAPTCHA box.
I believe many of you doesn’t know how to read Chinese characters, so the above method won’t work. There are software such as NJStar Chinese Pen that cost $99 with Chinese handwriting recognition software that enables Chinese input using mouse. You can draw out the Chinese character using your mouse and it’ll automatically recognize what you’re trying to write and lets you paste the text whenever you want. Don’t worry because I definitely won’t ask you to buy or install something that you won’t be using and find it hard to uninstall because everything is in Chinese.
I found two sites that allows you to draw Chinese character online without installing any software.
The handwriting tool allows you to find characters by drawing them. Simply write the character in the box and select the desired one from the list that appears. The tool searches its character database based on the appearance of what you draw, the stroke order you use, and other factors. Even if you are unsure how exactly to write a character, the character you are looking for will most likely be included in results for you to recognize and choose from. Correct stroke order is not essential. NCIKU will find your character even if you don’t write it perfectly.
This tool allows you to enter Chinese character by writing it on the screen with the mouse cursor. Very useful when to check a character you don’t know the pinyin. Two things I don’t like about Chinese-Tools is it uses Java and it recognizes Chinese character according to correct stroke order. If you don’t know how to write Chinese, you definitely don’t know the correct stroke order.
I know for sure if I don’t tell you what is this article for, you’ll start bashing the hell out of me that this article is useless like what some of you all happily did these past 2 days. For your information, the reason on the existence of this blog is for me to write what I’ve learned about computers and not to impress anyone! I will be happy if you like what I like but if not, this blog site will be updated again tomorrow which probably will have something that you’d like.
This is a weblog (see how I usually start the article with a real life story?), not like some sites that is created just to make money by copying here and there. Anyway I’ll still inform you that this method can be used to obtain a 1 year free BitDefender 2009 license because they’ve upgraded their system with Chinese CAPTCHA to stop non-chinese users in registering a license.