I am quite curious as to how you can perform simple encryption for the Chinese language.
Saw a similar question related to encryption/Chinese here: About cryptography in a character language, however the method of encryption appears to be quite complicated.
If I'm not mistaken, the method described in the answer above, requires something similar to a table which pre-maps certain characters to other characters; or the use of something like an One-time pad - both of which requires a fair amount of prior communication between both parties.
I was wondering if there is something simpler, what I have in mind is something like a Substitution cipher. That is, a way to encode the message easily, and also allowing the message to be decoded easily (if the secret key is known) or cracked given analysis or use of decoding techniques/knowledge.
However, I can't seem to see how the concept of "pulling apart" a word can apply to Chinese characters.
For example, I can (fairly easily) encode the below using Vignere (key: chocolate), but how would I do so in Chinese?
I am learning Chinese --> K ha nslrgmpn Qjwyeli
我在學中文 --> ?