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How to display/input Taiwanese in English Windows

此篇為說明如何在英文視窗系統輸入中文. 假如您電腦已可顯示中文,您不必做此步驟.

Following instructions are intended as a guide to enable Taiwanese character input/output under Microsoft Windows XP environment.

Step I - Enable East Asian language support. This step will allow you to view Asian language in English Windows.

Depending on the selections you choose when installing Windows XP, you may or may not have East Asian Languages installed. Follow these steps to check whether or not your computer supports East Asian languages.
  • From Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
  • Double-click Regional and Language Options
  • Click on the Languages tab
    • If "Install files for East Asian languages" under "Supplemental language support" section is checked, then you can skip to the step II.
    • If the box is NOT checked, you need check on the box of "Install files for East Asian Languages", then click Apply button to do the install. You may need your Windows XP CD. Installing these files will allow you to use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in your computer

Step II - Add Services for Typing Taiwanese. This will allow you to enter Taiwanese characters.
  • After East Asian Languages pack is installed, click "Details" button under the Languages tab of Regional and Language Options.
  • On the Settings tab of the new window, Click Add.
  • In the "Input language" list, select Chinese (Taiwan) for traditional Chinese characters. You can add other input languages as well
  • In the same window, from the "Keyboard Layout/IME" list, select:
    • Chinese (Taiwan)-Chinese (Traditional)- Phonetic for Traditional Chinese input.
    These are the basic phoenic input methods where you enter pronunciations to obtain characters.
  • Click Apply

Step III - Use Your Keyboard to Type Chinese Characters
  • On your Toolbar at the right hand side, you should see a language bar, letters "EN" for English, "CH" for Chinese
  • Click this button to change languages or use ALT+SHIFT key combination to switch between languages.
    • By switching to the Chinese setting, you can now type Taiwanese characters in most software applications and browses using phonetic and accent numbers(1-5).
    • Use the ARROW KEYS to toggle between characters until you find the character you need.
    • To temporarily switch between typing Taiwanese and English, you can simply press the SHIFT key on your keyboard.

Hope this will help.

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