Chinese input in Windows 2000
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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Nov 3, 2002

Sometimes I need input of some chinese characters in my Japanese text (history, religious words). How can I insert by using IME for Chinese ?
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Kevin Yang  Identity Verified
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Setting up Chinese Keyboard in Windows 2000 and XP Nov 3, 2002

Hi, Soonthon,



When you want to type Chinese characters in Windows 2000 or XP, you have to decide to Type Chinese Traditional characters (Big5 code) or Simplified Characters (GB code). They are different keyboard and have to be set up separately.



Both Windows 2000 and XP come with those two keyboards. This is what you need to do:

1. Click \"Start\" button and select \"Control Panel\"

2. Find the icon \"Regional and Language Options\", click it open.

3. Click the \"Language\" tab

4. Then in “Language” page, click \"Details...\" button.

5. At the middle section on the right side, there is a button named \"Add...\", click it.

6. In the new popup window, in the \"Input Language\" box, click the down arrow, the pull-down menu appears.

7. Select and click \"Chinese (PRC)\"(This is for Simplified Chinese Characters. Otherwise, select \'Chinese (Taiwan)\' for Traditional Characters), then click \"Apply\", then click \"OK\".

8. In the next window, click \"Apply\", then click \"OK\" to exit the Control Panel.

9. Now, at the bottom tool bar on your desktop, you should see the language button, click on it, the pull-down menu should show all the languages there, select \"Chinese GB\" or \"Chinese Big5\" to type Chinese. If you need type English, switch the keyboard to \"English\".



Good luck!



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Li-chuan Yen  Identity Verified
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Kanji = Chinese characters Nov 3, 2002

Hi Kevin



I don\'t know Japanese, but I think kanjis are not always the same as Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters.



Li-chuan


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Japanese kanji characters are NOT always the same as the Chinese characters. Nov 3, 2002

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On 2002-11-03 07:00, Li-chuan wrote:

Hi Kevin



I don\'t know Japanese, but I think kanjis are not always the same as Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters.



Li-chuan





Li-chuan,



Good observation! I agree with you that Japanese kanji characters are NOT always the same as the Chinese characters. Often time the meaning of the Chinese characters got changed or extended by the Japanese, too. It seems very risky to directly type Chinese characters instead of kanji. You really need to know what you want while making such a substitution.



Kevin

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