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The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

author:星曜小蘑菇

When it comes to input methods, we must be no strangers,When we are still arguing about who is more convenient for nine keys and twenty-six keys,Wubi input method seems to have been forgotten in the digital torrent,So why is the once popular Wubi input method gradually abandoned?

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

First, the five-stroke input method is destined to be a product of the times

In the previous era when the domestic Internet was not popular, the computer efficiency was relatively low, and the Mandarin was not popularized during that period, the pinyin of the Chinese people was not very good, in this case, the Wubi input method was more efficient than the pinyin input method, which got rid of the pinyin, and the input method based on the glyph was more in line with the needs of the past. But with the progress of science and technology, the popularity of mobile devices, touch screen input method began to become the mainstream, and the Wubi input method is more inconvenient on the screen, pinyin input method is more suitable for touch screen devices.

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

Second, the learning cost of Wubi input method is high

The popularization of Mandarin has laid a good foundation for the Pinyin input method, the popularization of Mandarin means the popularization of Pinyin, and the learning of glyphs is naturally reduced, in this environment Pinyin is more popular, and it is more in line with people's habits. And Wubi has to learn the root of the word additionally,This undoubtedly increases the difficulty of learning,There is ready-made knowledge and it is very difficult to spend another effort to re-learn an input method。

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

I still remember a classmate in junior high school, his parents spent 2,500 yuan to let him learn Wubi typing, he had to spend a lot of time to train every night, his fingers were going to smoke, it took three months to finally learn, I compared, the typing speed is no different from the speed of my pinyin typing, which shows how high the learning threshold of Wubi is.

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

And now the pinyin input method has an association function,The thesaurus is also very perfect,There will not be a situation where you have to turn over and over page before,For most people,The efficiency of the pinyin input method has been significantly higher than that of the Wubi input method。

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

There is very little promotion of three or five strokes

Now there are not many manufacturers who are willing to do five input methods,When it comes to pinyin input method,Like Baidu、QQ、Sogou、A lot of Xunfei。 In addition,The previous keyboard still has a root,Now only the letters are left,It also forms a great obstacle to the spread of the five-stroke input method,In this case, the elimination of the five-stroke input method is also inevitable。

The number of users is less than 10 million, why is the once popular Wubi input method, now abandoned

All in all, the era of the popularity of Wubi input method is the era when the mainland science and technology is still relatively backward, at that time many necessary things were not popularized, and with the development of the times, the popularization of nine years of compulsory education, pinyin input method has become a more popular choice, as long as you know the pinyin of this word can complete the input, and pinyin input method thanks to the development of the Internet, it has become more intelligent, Wubi input method is naturally forgotten by the times.