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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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Dead key behavior on Windows and Linux

When a dead key is pressed in Windows nothing is displayed. But in macOS, when a dead key is pressed the corresponding terminator is displayed and highlighted, awaiting another key to be pressed. Is ...
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How to toggle IME Display input method at center of screen

If IME (Input Method Editor) is installed, by default the input method is displayed at center of screen for 1 sec when switching input methods. How to disable this behavior?
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Win11: High CPU usage on CTF Loader when switching to Chinese IME

After upgrading to Windows 11 from 10, one thing I notice immediately is that whenever I switch to Chinese Input Method, more specifically Microsoft Pinyin, the CTF Loader (ctfmon.exe) process goes ...
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How to get past "pending" when installing an IME?

A (non-admin) user added a Chinese IME (zn-tw) but then couldn't use different fonts in Office365, (because that language pack hadn't been installed) so they removed it thinking that it needed to be ...
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Foreign language characters typed in or pasted into Cygwin terminal are garbled

I'm trying to understand what is happening when I type certain foreign-language characters in Cygwin's mintty or xterm terminal, or when I copy and paste characters into a Cygwin terminal from a ...
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Preventing automatic addition of IME when using remote desktop?

I have only one English IME: "English (United Kingdom)" with the "US QWERTY" layout. I know that this is probably a very rare configuration. The problem is that Windows randomly ...
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Windows Japanese IME Toggling Automatically

Currently, I'm typing into SuperUser in the Half-width Alphanumeric / Direct Input mode, and the window with focus is Firefox. However, if I give focus to Notepad where I was last using Hiragana mode, ...
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Remap Capslock to Shift + Ctrl + Space combination

Is it possible to remap the Capslock key to a Space + CTRL + Shift modifier combination? I found out that you can remap keyboard scancodes by editing the Windows registry but that won't allow me to do ...
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Windows 10 2004 ime indicator for romaji-kana is gone

My computer used to indicate whenever I switched from English to kana by a transparent grey-black box with a "A" or "あ”. This feature seems to be absent in the latest major update for ...
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Windows 10 Microsoft IME Japanese changed (via registry) QWERTY to QWERTZ; Can't switch to Kana Input via Shortcut

Playing games in Japanese I noticed, that the MS IME for Japanese sometimes uses the QWERTZ Layout (I'm using a German Keyboard) instead of the QWERTY it usually is stuck to. I couldn't find a pattern ...
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Keyboard with win10 not responding normally

My keyboard is interpreting input incorrectly. I believe I am a victim of toddler keyboard mashing. Unsure of what was changed, and never experienced this before. I am running Win 10 Pro version ...
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How to type Japanese using kana input (かな入力) using an ANSI keyboard

I'm using an ANSI Keyboard with a thinclient on a customer's VDI using Windows 7 Japanese OS. and when I change IME mode to kana input (かな入力) I can't type ろ/ロ character because no key on the ...
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Force the Windows input method in the language bar to stay at Microsoft IME with Korean language installed

I'm sorry if the title doesn't describe my problem properly, but this is what I want to do: My computer has Windows 7 Ultimate English version, with Korean language installed I want my input ...
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Is there a way to capture the window of the input method window?

The window of an input method application is hard to capture. It will disappear if you try to press shortcut key to capture the current screen. Even if you press Print Screen key, it will disappear ...
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How to select from the Windows 10 IME suggestion list

How do i select item 4 from this list? It's the standard Windows 10 IME. I found lots of keyboard shortcuts for switching between hiragana, katakana etc but not how to select from the list. Simply ...
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How to keep English as default input language?

I originally had Windows 7 English version. I had enabled both Microsoft Japanese IME, as well as Google Japanese Input. I upgraded to 10, then from then on in startup, Default text input would be ...
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Windows 10 default input method always resetted to English (currently using Korean IME)

I'm currently using Windows 10 in my laptop. Since I'm Korean, I've installed the Korean keyboard input layout on an English version of Windows 10. However, every time I log in or reboot the PC, the ...
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IME options are missing

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. When I go to keyboard options for some languages (Simplified Chinese, Japanese, etc.), I see only some nameless keyboards, and it doesn't let me choose the MS Wubi, MS Pinyin ...
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Elementary OS Google Pinyin not showing up Japanese choice

I installed the Google Pinyin bundle altogether to the other necessary packages. Then, configured it correctly by choosing fcitx through the im-config. After rebooting the system the keyboard symbol ...
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Fix Japanese IME after April 2018 update

I have this problem on two computers now. I had the Japanese language pack installed, and used the IME keyboard. I used to be able to use CTRL-CAPSLOCK to switch to Hiragana after changing the ...
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Is it possible to set a single key—not a function key—to switch input methods on a US keyboard?

I have the U.S. version of the Apple Magic Keyboard, and occasionally use the Japanese input method with it. Currently I have Ctrl+Space to switch languages, but it's a bit of a hassle. Is there a ...
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Windows Japanese IME: Disabling Romaji Mode

Is it possible to disable the romaji input mode in the Japanese IME in Windows so that only the kana input mode is available? This is possible in other operating systems, for example in Mac OS X, as ...
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How to type Japanese in Windows 10 command line?

I've tried both the MS IME and the Google IME, but both auto-disabled itself when I'm typing in the command lines, thus I'm only getting English letters. Already tried "cmd /u" and "chcp 65001", and ...
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macOS Chrome: Cannot switch tabs by CMD + Shift + } when Chinese Input method is enabled

Cannot switch tabs by CMD + Shift + } or { when Chinese Input method is enabled. I remember it was OK on macOS 10.11.
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How can I stop Windows from switching to the international keyboard for every new program?

I have multiple keyboard layouts set up for my computer so that I can type with the standard layout or with the international keyboard with support for additional characters and accent markers. ...
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how to type indian and greek numerals

i'm getting quite used to typing in different scripts using the microsoft ime recently though i'm getting more and more interested in numerals other than the usual 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 i would like ...
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Synchronize Anthy Preferences

I use the Anthy IME with ibus for japanese language input on US standard keyboards. I've made certain customizations in the preferences that I'd like to replicate across my other machines, all running ...
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Japanese input with AZERTY on Windows 7

I'm French, I've a French keyboard. I look on the web many things, I found a tool I downloaded, to write japanese on computer. I have Windows 7. When I use it, if I click on the "a" my keyboard, it ...
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Unable to change Japanese Input Method on Windows 10

I can toggle between languages but can't change the Input Method to Kanji, Kana or Katakana. All tutorials and instructions says that after selecting Japanese Microsoft IME you only need to click on ...
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Better input method switch keystrokes under Windows?

I have 3 input languages installed and it is very annoying to change them with standard Windows keys because I am often overflow the language. I would prefer to improve this. One improvement would be ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout for the Microsoft IME (Japanese)?

I have an English Windows install and a Japanese keyboard. I want to type Japanese. I have the Microsoft IME set up and working, but the keyboard layout is wrong. For example, the mode key doesn't ...
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Windows 7/10 japanese keyboard language (no IME for hiragana)

I have a Swiss-French physical keyboard but I write in Swiss-French, English (International layout) and I would like to write in Japanese too. The thing is that when I set the Japanese layout I can ...
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How can I “reset” or “restart” the Windows 10 Simplified Chinese IME when the 英/中 stops responding?

In Windows 10's Chinese IMEs there is a clickable icon in the lower right of the screen between the touch keyboard icon and the keyboard layout icon that displays 英 when you're in English input mode ...
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Microsoft Japanese IME being useless

I'm using the Microsoft Japanese IME on Windows 10. Sometimes it's strangely useless with its suggestions, for instance I'm trying to type 捕る: Even if I tab through the entire list, 捕る is nowhere to ...
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Japanese Keyboard (Microsoft IME) 'not working' (Behaving like ENG Keyboard)

It's been like this for more than 10 days for now, I thought that maybe updating my windows would miraculously fix this but It didn't. Beforehand, I had to press LAlt+ Shift, it switched to Japanese ...
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How do I cause Google Input Tools to reload a custom canonical transliteration scheme?

I use Google Input Tools on Windows 7 with my own custom canonical transliteration scheme for Malayalam. However, to debug this scheme, I have to edit it and cause Google Input Tools to somehow reload ...
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Adding words to Google Input Dictionary

How do I add words to my user dictionary in Google Japanese Input? I've tried the obvious - right click, Add Word - and the word then shows up in my User Dictionary ... but then it doesn't actually ...
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Is there any way to use the Japanese IME in the US locale in Windows 10

Windows used to allow any available input method on any locale. Now, the best I am able to get for a default is a Japanese keyboard layout. I can switch to Japanese IME manually afterwards but EN(JA) ...
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Input method editor changes globally - in Windows 7 it was per app

I might be wrong, but I seem to remember that any switching of Input method editors (IMEs) in Windows 7 affected only the application I was working in at the time, whereas switching to a different IME ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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