Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Type in Chinese or another language in Windows

This article will walk you through the process of enabling typing in a different script in Windows. This post does not apply to a version of Windows before Vista, and there is no guarantee that it will work. I am teaching this to you using Windows Vista, and it is slightly different in Windows 7, I think. But you can still follow along.
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Here, in the Category View, click Regional and Language Settings.
  • A dialog with lots of settings opens up. 
  • In here, go to the Keyboards and Languages tab. 
  • Now click the button Change Keyboards.
  • A list of keyboards will show up. Most probably, only English is enabled right now.
  • Click the button Add on the right.
  • A list of languages and sub-languages will show up. Navigate to the language you want and choose one of the keyboards. For example, for Chinese,
  • Check the box next to the keyboard language, and click add. 
  • Close the window, and you will see your language appear in the list of languages.
  •  I enabled the Chinese keyboard, and after I click OK and close everything, I got this in my Taskbar:
  •  Now, when I click Chinese, I get a toolbar on the Taskbar, where I can change settings for the input of the foreign language.
  • However, this may be different for different languages.
You have enabled the foreign language you want, and you can now type anywhere using that language, after you enable it. I can even type Chinese into search engines. Thanks for reading. Be sure to follow my blog via RSS or social networks. And do look at the archive for my older posts. You'll like it.

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