How to install and use the Input Method Editor (IME) from the Office 2000 MultiLanguage Pack

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SUMMARY

This step-by-step article describes how to install and use the Input Method Editor (IME) from the MultiLanguage Pack in Microsoft Office 2000.

Input Method Editors (IMEs) are software utilities that convert keystrokes to characters in a language where the characters represent words or syllables. The MultiLanguage Pack includes IMEs for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

NOTE: Global Input Method Editors (Global IMEs) allow users who have non-Asian versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on their computer to type Asian text in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Global IME is installed from the Global folder, and the interface is in that language. If you have to use an IME with an English (U.S.) interface, install the IME from the Regular folder.



To install the Input Method Editor (IME), use one of the following procedures appropriate for your situation.

Japanese or Korean

  1. Insert the Microsoft Office 2000 MultiLanguage Pack Disc 2 into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.

    NOTE: If the CD-ROM does not automatically open, double-click My Computer, and then double-click your CD-ROM drive icon.
  2. Double-click the Extras folder.
  3. Double-click the IME folder.
  4. Double-click the language folder that you want to install. For example, double-click either the Japanese or the Korean folder.
  5. If you double-clicked the Japanese folder in step 4, do one of the following:
    • For the Japanese language interface, double-click the Global folder, and then double-click the Asianwin folder. Double-click Msjaime.exe, and then click Yes to continue to install the Microsoft Global IME for Japanese. -or-

    • For the English (U.S.) language interface, double-click the Regular folder, and then double-click Setup.exe.
  6. If you double-clicked the Korean folder in step 4, and you want to install the Korean language interface, double-click the Global folder, and then double-click Mshaime.exe. Click Yes to continue to install the Microsoft Global IME for Korean.NOTE: No Korean Regular IME is available. In other words, there is no Korean IME with an English (U.S.) interface available. You must install the Korean Global IME.

Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese

  1. Insert the Microsoft Office 2000 MultiLanguage Pack Disc 4 into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.

    NOTE: If the CD-ROM does not automatically open, double-click My Computer, and then double-click your CD-ROM drive icon.
  2. Double-click the Extras folder.
  3. Double-click the IME folder.
  4. Double-click the language folder that you want to install. For example, double-click either the Chinsimp (Simplified Chinese) or the Chintrad (Traditional Chinese) folder.
  5. If you double-clicked the Chinsimp folder in step 4, do one of the following:
    • For the Simplified Chinese language interface, double-click the Global folder. Double-click Msscaime.exe, and then click Yes to continue to install the Microsoft Global IME for Chinese (Simplified). -or-

    • For the English (U.S.) language interface, double-click the Regular folder, and then double-click Setup.exe.
  6. If you double-clicked the Chintrad folder in step 4, do one of the following:
    • For the Traditional Chinese language interface, double-click the Global folder. Double-click Mstcaime.exe, and then click Yes to continue to install the Microsoft Global IME for Chinese (Traditional). -or-

    • For the English (U.S.) language interface, double-click the Regular folder, and then double-click Setup.exe.

How to Use the Input Method Editor

After you install an Input Method Editor for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese as described earlier in this article, start Microsoft Word 2000. To type Asian characters in a Microsoft Word document, click the Language Indicator located in the notification area on the right side of the Windows taskbar, and then click to select the language that you want to type.

For example, if you installed the English language interface IME for Japanese, when you click the Language Indicator, you must select Microsoft Japanese IME 2000 from the shortcut menu that appears. Or, if you installed the Japanese language interface IME for Japanese, you must select Japanese IME from the shortcut menu.

Near the lower-right corner of your screen, a toolbar for your language IME appears. Select the correct input mode from the toolbar, and then type the characters that you want in your Word document.

NOTE: The Language Indicator displays the current IME language of your system. For example, on an English (US) system, the Language Indicator displays EN and the ToolTip displays "English (United States)".

Software Requirements for Using the IME

The IME works on any computer that is running one of the following:
  • Microsoft Windows 95 with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 98 with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
IMPORTANT NOTE: In Microsoft Windows XP, you do not have to install the IME as described in this article. Windows XP already includes the necessary IME files to input East Asian languages and languages that require complex script characters or the ability to input right-to-left languages. For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
177561 How To Add and Enable Additional Languages in Windows
306993 HOW TO: Use the Language Bar in Windows XP
For more information about Input Method Editor (IME) in Windows XP, click Help and Support on Start menu, type IME in the Search box, and then click Start Searching to view the Add another keyboard layout and Input Method Editor (IME) topic returned.
  1. Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
  2. Type IME in the Search box, and then press ENTER. The topics are listed on the left under Suggested Topics and Full-text Search Matches.

Programs That Support the IME

The following programs support the use of the IME:
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0 or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 98
NOTE: To use the IME with Outlook 2000 or Outlook 98, you must set the mail format to HTML.

REFERENCES

For additional information about issues with multilingual printing, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212380 WD2000: Characters Appear as Square Boxes in Printed Document
220354 WD2000: "Arial Unicode MS" Unicode Characters Are Not Printed

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Article ID: 216596 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 with MultiLanguage Pack
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