Input Method Editor (IME) is an input method in an operating system or an individual program that allows various data, such as keyboard strokes or mouse actions, to be received as input. The common use is to enter characters not found on standard input devices (keyboards)

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How to type pinyin text with tone marks in Windows?

How do I type Chinese pinyin text with the tone marks into any application in Windows? I am aware of the Chinese IME in Windows, which converts pinyin text I type into the Chinese stroked characters. ...
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Microsoft IME + Japanese: Force Hiragana input by default?

I am using Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7. On both machines, I cannot make Hiragana the default input method. Is there a way to do this? In the IME tool bar, there is the option to set the "Input ...
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How can I use the Chinese IME with a Dvorak layout?

I use a Dvorak keyboard layout, controlled through the language bar "United States-Dvorak". I'm trying to use the Chinese IME (Simplified, Pinyin), but whenever I switch to that mode, the keys go back ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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What Korean IME can I use on WindowsXP for my specific needs?

I'm currently using Korean Input System (IME 2002), my problem is that it gives me Hangul Compatibility Jamo (U+3130 – U+318F) instead of regular Hangul Jamo(U+1100 – U+11FF). They look the same to ...
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How to convert Japanese characters into roman characters when you accidentally type an English word with Japanese input turned on (on Windows)

In windows I often find myself trying to write an English word, but with the Japanese Input method selected (unintentionally). So what I get is something like this えぁmpれ. At the moment, I just press ...
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Japanese IME on Windows: switch back to romaji input method

There are apparently two ways to work a Japanese keyboard: type alphabetic characters (romaji) and translate them. ( t+a = ta, t+e = te, and so on) every key is assigned a single kana (q = ta, w = ...
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How do you type old or uncommon kanji in the Microsoft Windows 8 Japanese IME?

I am trying to write out a Basho haiku. When converting using the IME, some words that are in hiragana get changed to kanji and some that have kanji don't get changed, like the 切れ字 ”かな” that didn't ...
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How to easily input and display isolated japanese radicals on MacOS X?

(This question was considered as off-topic on Japanese.SE and more suitable for SuperUser). I like to write computer notes about what I learn in Japanese. From time to time, I would like to be able ...
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How do I stop word from reverting back to Japanese input automatically?

My office word 2003 keeps changing the input back from English to Japanese when I do something like type backspace or click around in a document... I know there is a way to stop it from doing this, ...
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How to reconvert phrase with Google IME?

My goal is to be able to reselect words after I've pressed Enter or space (evaluating them to kanji or kana, depending on the situation). But let's say I have typed in a word. I typed instead of the ...
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How do I setup Japanese input on Windows XP?

How do I setup my Windows XP box so that I can write Japanese text?
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Kubuntu 11.04 Japanese input method

I've tried using iBus as a Japanese input method. I installed it from the repositories, as well as ibus-anthy, and it's sometimes functional, but not on Firefox or Thunderbird, which is where I need ...
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Chinese IME input method in AZERTY on windows (Google IME)

I'm using a Belgian Azerty keyboard. The chinese input method on Mac OS works just fine, but on Windows, if I use the Google IME for example, a = z q = w etc... so it uses a qwerty layout even ...
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Chinese IME: Microsoft or Google?

I am learning a bit of Chinese and there are two options for entering Chinese text using IME: the Chinese IME that ships with Windows and Google IME (a recent entrant). Which do you recommend and ...
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Hotkey to switch between Hangul and Latin input input modes with Windows 7 Korean IME?

I'm using Windows 7 Starter and whenever I travel to Korea I like to try to practice typing Korean. I have the Windows Input Method Editor (IME) installed and I know I can toggle the input mode ...
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How to enter long vowels with Anthy?

I use the Anthy IME with ibus. I know that I can switch a word to Katakana with the F7 key but when I do this, any long vowels are kept as two regular syllable katakanas. That is, わあ (waa -- this is ...
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How can I fully uninstall the Sogou Chinese IME from Windows?

Sogou is a Chinese Input Method Editor that's very popular in Mainland China. There's a Wikipedia page about it. And here's its official homepage (Chinese only). I was persuaded to install it by ...
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What is the relationship between locale, font, encoding?

I think these terms are commonly used in IME etc. locale font encoding What exactly does each of these terms refer to? Also practical knowledge of their relationship between them will be welcome. ...
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Behaviour of Japanese IME

OS: Windows 7 IME: Both Google Japanese IME and Microsoft IME When using my IME, it behaves rather odd. When typing in one window/field - i.e. the Google search bar in Firefox - it behaves as ...
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How can I restore my original IME Romaji input settings?

the this one, Japanese IME on Windows: switch back to romaji input method (3) did not help. The problem seems the same. My Vista home premium version PC, I had been using Microsoft IME to use English ...
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Windows Japanese IME - Global input mode toggle instead of per-window

How can i make it so that the input mode of the Japanese IME is global, rather than per-window? Expected behavior: Window 1 focused: (set mode to hiragana) Window 2 focused: (set mode to latin) ...
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I setup in control panel for 2 IME, but get 3, how can I remove the 3rd?

As image below, I only setup in Control Panel to get 2 IME (EN & JP) but got 3 (EN, JP, VI), how can I get rid of the VI IME ?
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How to type “raw” bopomofo/zhuyin without converting to hanzi characters in Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes with a variety of IMEs for entering Chinese in the manner used in Taiwan known as "bopomofo" or "zhuyin". Like other IMEs their main job is to convert from a small set of characters ...
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Window 7 keep changing my keyboard layout

I just buy for my laptop a keyboard from eBay ,but because this keyboard is from Asia ,windows keep changing my layout , I just want to use it as an English keyboard ,also I've try lots of methods ...
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What does “Reconversion” do in notepad?

When I right click on Notepad, there come up options for right-to-left languages. But at the end exists an option "Reconversion". I have installed a Japanese LIP and it seems like I have got hold of ...
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Microsoft Japanese IME - Disable Alt + `

I have been using Alt + ` frequently in one of my applications. However, enabling Japanese IME input has messed up this combination because it toggles between alpha and hiragana (Microsoft IME + ...
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How do you get rid of this popup in Microsoft IME (Korean)?

I don't know what this popup is called: I had never seen it in Windows XP. I enabled Microsoft IME (Korean) in Windows 7, and now as I type each syllable appears only in this box (instead of the ...
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Keyboard layout “preview”

I am Portuguese, and thus have a Portuguese keyboard layout on my laptop. I want to write in Japanese, and have already installed Microsoft IME and am able to write in Japanese. What I want to know ...
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Does Windows XP have any built-in IMEs?

I’m trying to test a CSS property (ime-mode) that activates the input method editor (IME) of the host operating system for specific form fields. To do this, I need to enable an IME on the host ...
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Windows 7 - use [Win key] + Space for Switch Language

In windows 8, I love how I can switch to Japanese input by pressing [Win key] + [space bar]. Can I do this in Windows 7 without auto hotkey or special programs?
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Setting up Windows 7 64-bit for Japanese language input and display

How do I set up my computer language/keyboard to support the Japanese language? I am using Microsoft Windows 7- 64 bit OS.
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How to switch between normal and “full width” ASCII with Microsoft Pinyin IME?

I've installed a couple of Input Method Editors (IMEs) while trying to learn some Chinese. Clicking the shift key on its own normally changes between Chinese input and English / ASCII input. But ...
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Why are the language bar buttons locked / pressed?

I'm using the Language Bar in Windows 7 to switch between English and Japanese. In 'Japanese' mode the bar has a few extra buttons for switching between the various alphabets / width styles - image 1: ...
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List of mozc shortcuts?

Mozc is a Japanese IME by Google. I just discovered (by mistyping something) that zh converts to ←, which I find really cool! (In Japanese such arrows are often used). Similarly, ↓↑→ can be obtained ...
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Setting up a custom language bar for windows 7 for any user on the domain

I'm creating my image for the laptops I manage and I have managed to get everything I need except the language bar to work for all users. I thought if you setup the language bar it just worked for ...
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Trackpad writing in Chinese on unix?

I've seen the trackpad tool to write chinese characters on macs, is there any such linux clone? Or are there any projects that anyone knows of which are trying to create that for linux?
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How can I get rid of the annoying language indicator in Windows 8+

If you are using an IME to type in Windows 8+, you might have seen this: Before Windows 8, Windows won't show this 英/中 box to indicate which language you are typing in. Instead, old ...
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How to use Japanese keyboard layout (IME) on Portuguese Windows 7/8?

TL;DR How to get correct japanese keyboard mapping (108 keys) working on with my PT-BR Windows 7 (with accents, without using IME)? I got a japanese Acer notebook, which came with japanese ...
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Are there hotkeys to cycle left and right through the list of candidates in the Windows 7 Pinyin Chinese IME?

I'm using the standard Simplified Chinese Pinyin IME (Input Method Editor) on Windows 7.1 You type in Pinyin (standard Romanization of Chinese) and a small window shows you a selection of candidate ...
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What is the purpose of “Microsoft Office Japanese IME?”

Recently I was perplexed, while typing Japanese into a web browser under a Japanese language edition of Windows 7, by the disappearance of the dictionary for converting kana to kanji. I typed a word, ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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Japanese IME stuck at the kana input method

On a Windows 8.1. I tried going from the control panel to the language settings and changing the input from kana to romaji. And the ui even says that the input method is set to romaji. But when I ...
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Microsoft IME not working, disappearing

I need to be able to switch between Japanese, English, and Spanish. My problem is when I start my computer it'll work for a while and then stop working. I can switch to the other languages but they ...
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Xubuntu install and remove fcitx broke input method, how to fix?

I am using latest xubuntu. After I installed and removed fcitx package, and auto removed packages using sudo apt-get autoremove. Then, it seems something wrong happened with 'input method' of ...
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Get rid of updates for Microsoft Chinese IME after it's uninstalled

I've installed and then uninstalled Chinese input language in Windows 8. But I still continue to receive every update for Chinese IME (it happens rather frequently). How can I get rid of these ...
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What is this title-less IME window that pops up periodically?

Periodically I get a window with no title that pops up on my Windows 7 Pro desktop, seen here with the menu it offers after I right-click on it: It appears to be related to Unicode and IME. What ...
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is there any utf-8 input method under windows?

I need this kind of IME on ocassions. For example, i'll need to test some programs which claim they support utf-8.
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how to use scim in linux?

I installed scim IME in my ubuntu 10.04 linux. I also installed hindi and gujrati support/fonts from System->Administration->Language support. I logged in and logged out. However, I have no clue ...