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satimis

How to convert English WinXP to display Chinese

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Hi folks,

Win XP 32 bit (English version)

Can I change the captioned OS displaying Chinese on tool bars, icons etc.

Having played around on "Regional and Language Options" without result. I found I can't "tick" "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile" permanently. After -> Apply -> OK -> reboot, it unticked this item.

IIRC it is possible. I did it about 9 years ago when WinXP was first released. Any advice? TIA

B.R.

satimis

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You mean you want to switch the menus language to Chinese ?

Yes.

You need the MUI pack for it. Do you have that installed ?

Sorry I can't recall. Is it on the CD installer? I can connect WinXP to the DVD writer reinstalling the OS. Please advise how to do it? TIA

B.R.

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Unfortunately, you need to purchase it.

Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I'm running Windows for testing software only. So I'll stick on the English version.

I recall I did this conversion about 9 years ago. I suppose it was a pre-release version. I'll try whether I can find that CD in my old stuff.

B.R.

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Hi Seshomaru Samma,

I got it done. Now WinXP displays Traditional Chinese menu. But following items are still in English

- Windows Media Player

- Internet Explorer

- MS Security Essentials

- OpenOffice

etc.

I can switch amongst English/Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese. But I must reconfigure Language first and reboot WinXP before it can display the language selected. On Linux I can select the Language before login not necessary to reboot. Is there any way to do the same in WinXP?

B.R.

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Try these steps : I read these steps from a website It may be useful for you

1)First open the Control Panel dialog box by clicking on the Start button, and then click on Control Panel. By default the Control Panel is in the new Category View. If that is the case, click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options under Pick a Category. If not, you can either click on Switch to Category View to bring it up, or work in the Classic View (in that case just double click on the Regional and Language Options icon to open the Regional and Language Options dialog box; go on to section (3)).

2)The Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options opens. Click on Regional and Language Options under or Pick a Panel Control icon.

3) You get the Regional and Language Options dialog box. Click on the Languages tab.

4)You are now under the Languages tab for the Regional and Language Options dialog box.Check the box for Install East Asian Languages under Supplemental language support. Then click Apply and OK.

5)Once the language files have been installed, click on the Details ... button under Text services and input languages while you are still under the Languages tab for the Regional and Language Options dialog box. You get the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.

6)The next 3 sections explain how to install Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 for simplified Chinese. (A number of other input methods for Chinese are available.) For installing Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a for traditional Chinese, skip to section (11). For installing Japanese MS-IME Standard 2002 (which allows the writing of kana and kanji by romaji input), skip to section (14). I have not provided an example for installing Korean language input, but the steps should be similar to those for installing Japanese and Chinese.

7) After you have clicked the Add .. button under Installed services in the Input Locales tab while you are in the Text services and input languages dialog box as outlined in section (5), you get the Add Input Language dialogue box. Choose Chinese (PRC) from the drop-down list under Input Language, check the Keyboard Layout / IME button, and then pick Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0. Then click OK.

8)You are now back to the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box. Note that under Chinese (PRC) /Keyboard, Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 is now listed. Click Apply and then OK.

9)After you have installed Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0, you may want to fine tune its properties. To do this, first select Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 under Installed services in the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box by clicking on and highlighting it. Then click on Properties to bring up the Properties dialog box for Microsoft Pinyin 3.0.

10)Microsoft Pinyin 3.0 allows toggling between traditional and simplified Chinese input, and so if you want to be able to write both traditional and simplified characters and you are comfortable with Pinyin romanization, you may not need to install a traditional Chinese input option additionally. (Skip this section if you don't want or need to enable toggling between simplified and traditional characters.)

After you finished installing Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0, you should see a floating language bar near the top of the screen.

11)This and the following 3 sections explain how to install Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a for traditional Chinese. After you have clicked on the Add .. button under Installed services in the Input Locales tab while you are in the Text services and input languages dialog box as outlined in section (5), you get the Add Input Language dialogue box. Choose Chinese (Taiwan) from the drop-down list under Input Language, check the Keyboard Layout / IME button, and then pick Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a. Then click OK.

12)You are now back to the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box. Note that under Chinese (Taiwan) /Keyboard, Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a is now listed. Click Apply and then OK.

13)After you have installed Chinese (Taiwan) /Keyboard, Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a, you may want to fine tune its properties. To do this, first select Chinese (Taiwan) /Keyboard, Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a under Installed services in the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box by clicking on and highlighting it. Then click on Properties to bring up the Properties dialog box for Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a.

14)In my case because I am familiar with Pinyin romanization but not with other Chinese language input methods, I clicked the radio button for Legacy IME under the Settings tab of the Properties dialog box for Microsoft New Phonetic IME 2002a, and the HanYu Pinyin radio button under the Keyboard Mapping tab.

15)This and the following 2 sections explain how to install Japanese MS-IME Standard 2002. After you have clicked the Add .. button under Installed services in the Input Locales tab while you are in the Text services and input languages dialog box as outlined in section (5), you get the Add Input Language dialogue box. Choose Japanese from the drop-down list under Input Language, check the Keyboard Layout / IME button, and then pick Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver 8.1. Then click OK.

16)You are now back to the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box. Note that under Japanese /Keyboard, Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver 8.1 is now listed. Click Apply and then OK.

17)After you have installed Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver 8.1 for Japanese, you may want to fine tune its properties. To do this, first select Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver 8.1 under Installed services in the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box by clicking on and highlighting it. Then click on Properties to bring up the Properties dialog box for Microsoft IME Standard 2002.

18)VoilĂ ! You are now ready to both read and write Chinese and/or Japanese in your documents. You will see near the upper right hand corner of the Windows desktop the Language bar button , which allows users to change the input language in an application by left clicking on it to bring up the language choices available and then selecting and clicking the desired language. Note that within the same document you can change the input language by using the Language bar. You can produce a document with a mixture of different languages.

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Try these steps : I read these steps from a website It may be useful for you

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18)VoilĂ ! You are now ready to both read and write Chinese and/or Japanese in your documents. You will see near the upper right hand corner of the Windows desktop the Language bar button , which allows users to change the input language in an application by left clicking on it to bring up the language choices available and then selecting and clicking the desired language. Note that within the same document you can change the input language by using the Language bar. You can produce a document with a mixture of different languages.

Hi,

Lot of thanks for the detail steps posted and your time spent assisting me.

Before installing MUI I already performed the steps mentioned, IIRC. Afterwards I can edit Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Japanese. [Ctrl]+[shift] toggles amongst those languages for their editing. However items on menu bars and icons can't display Chinese. After installing MUI I have both Traditional/Simplified Chinese menu bar and icons (except some of them mentioned on my previous posting). My problem is I must select the language via Regions, Languages, etc. first before starting WinXP. I'm looking for whether it is impossible selecting language without a reboot similar to Linux where I can change language on -> logout -> selecting language -> re-login without a reboot. Then I'm running my preferred language.

B.R.

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