Hi dear dev,
Before anything, thanks for the app. Code Writer is a seriously solid tool working across Windows 8 and Windows RT. However, there's this problem troubling me ever since the first version: Chinese input is simply not allowed within the app. It doesn't matter if I switch the OS' global input method to Chinese or not, my keystrokes always send English letters into the text editing field.
There's an exception though: the "find" window (Ctrl+F) does capture Chinese input properly. Currently there's a workaround: write code in the app, call out the find window and type whatever I need there when segments of Chinese texts are required, then copy and paste into the editing field. But this is way too much trouble for an otherwise simple task. Hopefully you could have a look into it, and find a solution.
I don't think this has to do with the limitation of Microsoft's Metro app framework. There are thousands of Metro apps inside the Windows Store that could handle Chinese input neatly. To name a few: Advanced English Dictionary, Bing Dictionary, Amazon, Flipboard. It shouldn't be a major problem? After all, Code Writer only needs to capture strings passed from the Microsoft Pinyin IME built into (and works globally throughout) Windows 8/RT?