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Setting up Chinese Input for your PC. This series of slides is to demonstrate how you can set up Chinese input in your home PC. It is meant for students who do not have a Chinese Input software at home, and don’t intend to get one. If you have an existing Chinese input software, use it!

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Setting up chinese input for your pc

Setting up Chinese Input for your PC

  • This series of slides is to demonstrate how you can set up Chinese input in your home PC. It is meant for students who do not have a Chinese Input software at home, and don’t intend to get one. If you have an existing Chinese input software, use it!

  • The Windows platform we use is Windows XP. However, the general instructions might work for other Windows platforms as well.

  • You can contact Mr Mok @ 94893553 or buzz him on MSN: [email protected] should you have any enquires.

  • Disclaimer: This is NOT an official guide, but merely a sharing on how I’ve worked it out on my own PC. Though I’ve made every effort to be as detailed and accurate as I can, I am NOT responsible for any abuse/damage/loss you’ve done to your PC. Please consult an expert if in doubt!


Setting up chinese input for your pc

Start Settings  Control Panel


Setting up chinese input for your pc

Control Panel  Regional & Language Options


Setting up chinese input for your pc

  • Regional & Language Options Languages

  • Click box for “Install files for East Asian Languages” if it’s not already checked. Follow the instructions (no pictures here as it’s already installed on my computer)

  • After installation, click “Details”


Setting up chinese input for your pc

  • Under the tab “Settings”, check “Installed services”. If Chinese (PRC) is not in the list, click “Add”


Setting up chinese input for your pc

  • A window “Add Input Language” will pop up. Select “Chinese (PRC)” for Input language, and

  • “Chinese (Simplified) – Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0” for Keyboard layout/IME


Setting up chinese input for your pc

  • Exit the Control Panel. You’ll discover that there’s a small “EN” icon at the BOTTOM RIGHT corner of your taskbar.

  • Click on it to change the Input Language


Setting up chinese input for your pc

  • CONGRATS! Now you can select “Chinese (PRC)” to type Chinese words. Try it on your Word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word) by typing hanyu pinyin.

  • For better functionality, click “Show the Language bar”.


Understanding the language bar

Understanding the Language Bar

This is the input system for Chinese (PRC) typing.

Press “Shift” to type in English while using Chinese bar, and press again to revert back to Chinese

Switch between input languages, e.g. Chinese and English

Click here to switch between Chinese and English punctuation.

DARE TO EXPERIMENT!


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