How to type in Chinese

Windows 7 includes support for a variety of languages. Even if you use the English interface, Windows 7 lets you type in other languages. Typing in a language such as Chinese requires a system to transcribe from Latin characters to Chinese symbols. The official system to do this is called Pinyin. Typing in this romanization system with the correct settings displays Chinese symbols on the screen. Possible symbols appear as you type to cut down on the time it takes and so you don't have to type the entire sound.

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Click on "Start." Click on "Control Panel." Click on the "Clock, Language and Region" section.

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Click on the "Keyboard and Languages" tab at the top of the window. Click "Change Keyboards." Click the "Add" button in the "Installed services" section.

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Double-click "Chinese" and then double-click on "Keyboard." Mark the check box next to the version you would like to install. Click "OK." An icon appears to the left of the clock in the lower right hand corner of the Desktop, click on it and click "Chinese" or "English" to switch between keyboard layouts.