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Tuesday July 14, 2020

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP is a Unicode based operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. It's the successor of the 9x and NT series. It comes in a Home and Professional edition. For the use of Chinese on the computer the kind of edition doesn't make a difference. Support for CJK is easily available but not standard installed. To install Chinese language support you can follow the procedure described below.
Please note that the end of life support for Windows XP is April 8th, 2014. It is recommended that you upgrade to a newer version (i.e. Windows 8.1)

Enable CJK-support

To enable CJK-support for your Windows XP you'll need to install the Windows XP Chinese language pack,


Install an Input Method (IME)






Available Input Methods

There are the Chinese input methods one can choose for the several Chinese languages.
Chinese (Taiwan)
 
Chinese (Traditional) - Microsoft Phonetic 2002a
Chinese (Traditional) - Alphanumeric
Chinese (Traditional) - Array
Chinese (Traditional) - Big5 Code
Chinese (Traditional) - ChangJie
Chinese (Traditional) - DaYi
Chinese (Traditional) - New ChangJie
Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic
Chinese (Traditional) - Phonetic
Chinese (Traditional) - Quick
Chinese (Traditional) - Unicode
Chinese (Traditional) - US keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US keyboard
Chinese (PRC)
 
Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0
Chinese (Simplified) - NeiMa
Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin
Chinese (Simplified) - ShuangPin
Chinese (Simplified) - ZhengMa
Chinese (Traditional) - US keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US keyboard
Chinese (Hong Kong)
 
Chinese (Traditional) - US keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US keyboard
Chinese (Macau)
 
Chinese (Traditional) - US keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US keyboard
Chinese (Singapore)
 
Chinese (Traditional) - US keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US keyboard

If you can't install the Microsoft IME's you can also install the free Google Pinyin IME
More information on input methods

Use hanyu pinyin to input traditional Chinese




Language settings per user

Other Information

Some pictures and images are taken from http://www.andante.org/ime_winxp.html

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