FW: Windows 2000 Chinese IME

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 13:20:11 EDT

-----Original Message-----
From: 952470 [mailto:vherzberg@gmx.de]
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 5:48 AM
To: Magda Danish (Unicode)
Subject: Re: Windows 2000 Chinese IME

Thank you for your tips concerning Chinese Unicode fonts. It works fine now.

I have tried Windows 2000 Simplified Chinese IME together with the Pinyin
input method. Due to the fact that I have to input a large number of single
Chinese characters (not words) only I would prefer to input Pinyin together
with tone numbers.

E.g. Typing "ma2" into the IME I would like to choose its character only
among characters representing "ma3", not "ma2" or "mashang" etc.

With Windows 2000 Pinyin IME it takes sometimes a very long time before
finding the necessary character.

Is there a solution to this problem ?

Thank you

Viktor Herzberg

"Magda Danish (Unicode)" schrieb:

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Pratley
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:24 PM
To: Magda Danish (Unicode); Unicode List
Subject: RE: Unicode and CJK unification
Arial Unicode MS uses CJK glyphs from various cultural styles, so if you
need a "pure" font, you would be better off using a font that specifically
targets a particular locale e.g. MingliU for Traditional Chinese, and Simsun
for Simplified Chinese. Both of these come with Office2000.

Regarding the Windows2000 IMEs, which ones did you try? There are several
for both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Which type of input
method do you prefer? (CangJie, Wubi, pinyin etc.) What specifically was
wrong with them all when you say "did not get satisfying results"?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Magda Danish (Unicode) [ mailto:v-magdad@microsoft.com
<mailto:v-magdad@microsoft.com> ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:47 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: FW: Unicode and CJK unification

-----Original Message-----
From: 952470 [ mailto:vherzberg@gmx.de <mailto:vherzberg@gmx.de> ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:10 AM
To: info@unicode.org
Subject: Unicode and CJK unification

Dear Sir or Madam,

currently I am compiling a modern Chinese language dictionary using WIndows
2000 and Office 2000 (English edition). My font is MS Arial Unicode.

All my data will be encoded in Unicode and Iwould prefer to stay with it due
to the future compatibility. I use traditional and simplified Chinese

I have 2 questions:

1) In my work I have to use Chinese (traditional and simplified) characters
only therefore I cannot use e.g. Japanese variants. But because of the CJK
unification I don't find all the Chinese forms of the characters I need.
What would you recommend to me?

2) I tried several Chinese programms (Twinbridge 4.98 with Win2000 update
and NJStar communicator 2.2) for input of Chinese into Access 2000, but
didn't get satisfying results, Microsoft's IME for Windows 2000 is not very
convinient for my purpose either. Is there any fully Unicode-compatible
software for entering Chinese, which you personally used and had positive
expirience with ? ( I had already a look at your page
<http://www.unicode.org/unicode/onlinedat/products.html> !)

Thank you !

Your earliest reply will be highly appreciated

Viktor Herzberg

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