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Setting Up Chinese Character Input


Follow the instructions below to install the Input Method Editor for Traditional Chinese Characters on Windows 2000 Operating System, (called Chinese Traditional New Phonetic 98a). If you are using Windows XP, please see the instructions here.

  1. Go to CONTROL PANEL | SETTINGS

  2. On the INPUT LOCALES tab, click ADD

  3. From the INPUT LOCALE drop down menu, select "Chinese (Taiwan)." The KEYBOARD LAYOUT selection should be "Chinese (Traditional) - U.S. Keyboard." Then click OK

  4. Back on the INPUT LOCALES tab, select "Chinese (Taiwan)" from the choices in INSTALLED INPUT LANGUAGES box, then click on PROPERTIES. On the INPUT LOCALE PROPERTIES dialog box, select "Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic" from drop down menu, then click OK

  5. Back on the INPUT LOCALES tab, select "Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic" from the choices in INSTALLED INPUT LANGUAGES box, then click on IME SETTINGS.


  6. On the IME SETTINGS dialog box, select the middle tab (jianpan shuru duiying) and choose the (luoma pinyin) input button, second to bottom. Then click OK.


  7. Back on the REGIONAL OPTIONS dialog, click APPLY and the settings should be in effect.

Full instructions on how to use the INPUT METHOD EDITOR are here