Setting up Chinese (Pinyin) input on Windows

Pinyin input in Windows 10

In order to setup, follow these steps:

 

  1. Click the Start button and type ‘Region’.
  2. Click on ‘Region and Language Settings’.
  3. Click on ‘Add a Language’.
  4. From the list of languages select Chinese Simplified.
  5. Select Chinese (Simplified, China).
  6. Click on Language pack available.
  7. Click on Options button.
  8. Wait for Download to complete.
  9. Under Keyboards click on Add a keyboard (If you don’t see keyboards, right click the Language you just added.)
  10. Click on Microsoft Pinyin Input method editor and choose the language editor of your choice.

From <https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/traditional-chinese-pinyin-keyboard-in-window-10/9353f1ee-589a-48c8-ab64-0748722eb79c>

Pinyin input in Windows 7

There are instructions here for Windows 7, they are a little less organized

https://www.pinyinjoe.com/windows-7/win7-pinyin-setup.htm

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