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Liu Bang

I usually use simplified but recently I wanted to write to someone in traditional but i could not figure out how to get xp to let me input them using pinyin! I had to use some kind of encoding converter tool which didn't work very well. Is it possible to use pinyin for traditional?

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autumn

Using the pinyin IME you can change the character set to traditional and then just type as normal.

First show the language bar and then under options locate the Charset button.

Hope this helps.

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rcxAsh

Another thing you can try is to use the Microsoft New Phonetic IME from the Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) input services. At least, this is what I am using on my computer.

If you go to the properties page and click the Keyboard Mapping tab, you can choose HanYu Pinyin:

traditionalpinyin3xk.png

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kudra

The free trial version of NJStar WP will convert between trad. and symplified.

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Quest

Upgrade to Microsoft Pinyin IME 4.0 (2003) if you haven't done so, the XP default is 3.0. 4.0 has GBK support (includes rare -- e.g. Traditional & Cantonese characters) and many more functions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3c381308-e169-41f3-812e-aa8774162795&displaylang=zh-cn

If the simplified/tradition button isn't showing, right click the language icon EN/CH, enable "Additional icons in task bar", click the little down arrow to enable hidden buttons.

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amo

Hi Quest.

I looked at the download and it was HUGE. Is it only language support or...?

I do not understand Cinese (yet) but I would like to install so my wife can type chinese on msn and email.

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Quest
I looked at the download and it was HUGE. Is it only language support or...?

It replaces IME 3.0, and offers a newer(more intelligent) Pinyin input method, larger character library, and several other enhancements.

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