Re: Installing Chinese Cracter Set
just want to say I found Andrew's information very useful. I have followed
and have successfully activated traditional Chinese input language bar.
"Andrew McLaren" wrote:
> "The Earl" <TheEarl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...
> > 1) How do I upload/install the Traditional Chinese Characterset?
> > 2) How do I get this on-screen bo-po-mo-fo keyboard (or otherwise input
> > the
> > characters without a Bo-po-mo-fo keyboard?
> Hi Earl
> This should be pretty easy. In Vista, all major code pages (including
> various Chinese codepages) are installed by default, on all editions. To
> enable Chinese input, do this:
> - log on as the user requiring the feature
> - go to Control Panel, Regional and Language Options
> - select the keyboards and Languages tab
> - the "Text Services and Input Languages" panel will appear.
> - in the Keyboards and other input languages box, press the Change Keyboards
> - press the Language Bar tab and make sure the Language Bar is enabled:
> either floating on desktop or docked in taskbar. This will let you change
> - press the General tab
> - under Installed services, press the Add button
> - scroll down the list to Chinese (Taiwan)
> - click to expand the keyboard list
> - select Phonetic, Chang Jie or Quick, as desired
> - click OK
> I think in Vista the Bopomofo keyboard is actually called "Phonetic" ...
> some weird terminological nicety. Personally I would have called it "Zhuyin
> fuhao" - but hey, what do I know? I'm just a foreign devil. Anyway, Phonetic
> is the closest I think, to what was labelled Bopomofo in XP.
> To enable Zhuyin/Bopomofo input, click on the language bar and choose
> Chinese from the list of available languages. The Zhuyin IME input editor
> should appear.
> It is still up to individual applications to accept Chinese input. The
> Chinese keyboard will allow the input of Chinese data from Windows; but the
> app you're using still needs to be able to display and transmit this data
> Other folks might have additional info for you (doubtless others are far
> more experienced with Chinese input methods!) but, I hope this helps a bit.
> Andrew McLaren
> amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au