I need to use Chinese characters in Photoshop CS for Windows 7. What do I need to set up to make this possible?
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The usual answer for Windows is to install a Chinese Input Method editor (IME). This can be done in the control panel under language settings I think. I believe the main Chinese IMEs tend to assume you can draw and read Chinese characters or know the standard PinYing latinizations of pronunciations in an official dialect.
You could skip the above if you only need to cut & paste text-strings from elsewhere.
Obviously, your choice of fonts may be a bit restricted (compared to ASCII). You may want to obtain and install some additional fonts to supplement those of the ones provided by Microsoft that actually contain Chinese glyphs.