Use this step-by-step guide to install and configure East
Asian language support in Microsoft Word 2002 on a Microsoft Windows 98-based
or a Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)-based computer.
article lists the installation and configuration requirements and explains how
to type, edit, and check spelling and grammar of East Asian languages in Word
East Asian Languages include Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
To type and edit in an East Asian language in Word, you need to:
- Configure Windows for the specific language.
- Configure Word so that you can type in that
Windows 98 and Windows Me do not include the files that you need
to type in an East Asian language. To configure the operating system so that
you can type in an East Asian language, install the Input Method Editor (IME)
and the Language Pack for the language you want to use, and then configure the
keyboard to type in that language.
For Word 2002 (or Office XP)
If you only need to proof text in different languages, you can
install the English version of Office XP (or Word 2002) and Microsoft Office
If you need the multinational features of Office, you
can install either a localized version of Office XP or the English version of
Office XP with Multilingual User Interface Pack.
Benefits of a Localized Version
If your organization needs full localized functionality and the
additional content that is included in some fully localized versions, you
should use the localized version. Each localized version includes at least two
sets of proofing tools for the languages you are most likely to use. To expand
that support to more than 40 languages, you can add Office Proofing Tools to
any localized version. For more information about localized versions of Office
XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Benefits of Office XP with Multilingual User Interface Pack
Microsoft Office XP with Multilingual User Interface Pack
simplifies the deployment of Office XP in a large multinational organization.
Because Office XP includes a common worldwide executable file for each Office
program, IT administrators only need to create one custom installation for
users in all countries/regions. Because the Multilingual User Interface Pack
includes Office Proofing Tools, users can create and edit documents in more
than 40 languages. Multinational companies can use Office XP with Multilingual
User Interface Pack to enable mobile users and others to share workstations
regardless of their language and to enable centralized global help desks to
switch language interfaces on their computer screens to match those of their
customers. Some dialog boxes and screens, however, may not be in the language
Office XP with Multilingual User Interface Pack is only available
through Open License, Select, and Enterprise Agreement volume licensing
programs. It is not available in retail stores. For more information about the
Multilingual User Interface Pack for your multinational organization, visit the
following Microsoft Web site:
This section provides a step-by-step procedure to configure
Windows and Word 2002 (Office XP) so you can type text in different
Step 1: Install Word 2002 (or Office XP)
If you have not already done so, install Word 2002 (or Office XP)
on your Windows 98- or Windows Me-based computer.
Step 2: Map the Keyboard to the Language
Before you can type in a language other than English, you need to
configure the keyboard to match the language. For example, to type
Chinese-based characters, configure the keyboard to map the same way as a
localized keyboard. To do this, follow these steps:
- Install the Language Pack for the language you want to use.
The Language Pack works with the Office XP Global IME. You need to install the
Language Pack if both of the following conditions are true:
- You are not running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft
- You are not running a localized language version of the
- Download the Language Pack that you want to install.
The Language Packs are available at the following Microsoft Web sites:
- Click Download. If you are prompted to open or save the file, click Save.
- After the file is downloaded to your hard disk,
double-click it to install it.
- Install the Microsoft Global IME for Office XP. The
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language versions
of Office each include IMEs for that language. If you are using a different
language version of Office XP, you can download and install the Global IME for
the additional language you want. To do this, follow these steps:
- Download the Global IME you want. The Global IMEs for
the East Asian Languages are available at the following Microsoft Web sites:
- If you are prompted to open or save the file, click Save.
- Double-click the file to install it.
- If you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Note After you install the Language Pack and the Global IME, you can
type and edit in East Asian languages. The keyboard for the language is
installed and configured for you. Also, it appears as an option on the Language bar.
- Verify that the appropriate keyboard is installed. To do
this, follow these steps:
After you configure the keyboard, you can select the input
language from the Language bar.
- On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Text Services.
- Click the Settings tab. Check to see if the language you want is listed in the Installed Services section. If your keyboard is not installed, click Add to install the keyboard you want.
information about the Language Bar, click Microsoft Word Help
on the Help menu, type language bar in
the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click
Search to view the topics returned.
information about how to enable support for multiple languages in Windows 98
and Windows Me, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to enable support for multiple languages in Windows
Step 3: Install Microsoft Office Proofing Tools
To check the spelling and grammar of text in a different
language, you must install the appropriate language tools for the language you
want to proof. To do this, use the method appropriate to your
Method 1: Install and Configure Microsoft Office Proofing Tools
Office Proofing Tools gives you the ability to check the spelling
and grammar of different languages in a Word document.
Office Proofing tools, follow these steps:
- Insert the Office Proofing Tools CD in the CD-ROM or
- On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
- In the Open box, type the following:
cd drive:\Ptksetup.exe where drive is the drive letter that
contains the Proofing Tools CD.
Or, click Browse to select and open the file.
- In the Proofing Tools Setup Wizard, click Custom for the type of setup you want to perform.
- Select the language proofing tools you want to install and
then click Run all from my computer.
- Follow the instructions on your screen to install Office
Method 2: Install and Configure the Multilingual User Interface Pack
To display menus, dialog boxes, and Help files in an East Asian
language, install the Multilingual User Interface Pack as well as a localized
version of Windows 98 or Windows Me. When you install the Multilingual User
Interface Pack, the proofing tools are also installed.
To install the
Multilingual User Interface Pack for the language you want, follow these steps:
- Insert the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD 1 into your
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
- On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
- In the Open box, type the following:
cd drive:\Lpksetup.exe where drive is the drive letter that
contains the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD.
- Follow the instructions on your screen to install the
Note If the language you need to configure is not listed, read the
LPKRead.htm file on the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD. Some languages may
not be listed in the Setup program and you may need to follow special steps to
install the language.
Step 4: Configure Microsoft Office Language Settings
- On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and click Microsoft Office XP Language
- Click the Enabled Languages tab. Verify that the language you want is included in the Enabled languages list.
- Click the User Interface tab if it is available, and then follow these steps.
NOTE: The User Interface option is only available if the Multilingual User Interface Pack
- In the Display menus and dialog boxes
in list, select the language that you want the menus and dialog boxes
- In the Display Help in list, click the language that you want the Help files to
Step 5: Set Word to Automatically Detect Language
To set Word to automatically detect the language of the text that
you type, follow these steps:
- Start Microsoft Word.
- On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Set Language.
- Click to select the Detect language automatically check box and then click OK.
Word can now detect and check the spelling and grammar in the
language that you installed when you installed Office Proofing
Article ID: 311016 - Last Review: August 22, 2007 - Revision: 4.7
- Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition, when used with:
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition