Date: Sat Nov 15 2003 - 12:20:37 EST
> If you install the "Chinese (Traditional) - Unicode" IME as an input method,
> than any program that is prepared to accept Unicode input will handle the
> input of this interesting IME that is expecting UTF-16 code units. Although
> obviously intended for CJK, it can be used fo any UTF-16 code point.
On Windows XP...
[Start] - [Control Panel] - [Regional and Language Options] -
Check the box marked "Install files for East Asian..." under
"Supplemental language support". (Requires +/- 230 megabytes)
You have to restart.
Then, on same [Languages] tab, [Details]. Under [Installed Services],
I went with "Chinese (Taiwan)" which offered "Chinese (Traditional)
Unicode" as one of the options under "Keyboard Layout (IME) on the
pop-up "Add Input language" window. Then [OK]. ([OK] [OK])
You don't have to restart.
Now, clicking on the "EN" button by the tool tray brings up the
alternative IMEs. Selecting "Chinese (Taiwan)" renders the keyboard
itself fairly useless, at first blush. The Shift key doesn't seem
to work, for instance.
So, there's an extra box appearing at the bottom left of the screen.
Clicking on the left character (單) changes it to the letter "A", and
the keyboard behaves more conventionally.
(單 = "single, individual, only, lone", per the unihan database.)
When the "單" character appears on that toggle button, typing
"4e21" inputs "両", as expected. (At least in Notepad.) This method
seems to be limited to the BMP. The input field length appears to be
> input of this interesting IME that is expecting UTF-16 code units ...
Oh, you did mention that, didn't you? I wonder if surrogate
pairs will work here...
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