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Tablet PC Recognizer Pack frequently asked questions
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This article includes answers to frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Windows Tablet PC Recognizer Pack.
A1: To obtain the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, you can download it from the Microsoft Download Center. To download the Recognizer Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=080184dd-5e92-4464-b907-10762e9f918b&DisplayLang=enQ2: What features are included in the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack?
A2: The following features are included in the Recognizer Pack:
A3: No, MUI functionality is not included in the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack.
Q4: How do I obtain the Multilingual User Interface Package for Tablet PC?
A4: A separate product, the Microsoft Tablet PC MUI and Recognizer Pack, includes MUI functionality, the recognizers, and the Input Panel update. The Microsoft Tablet PC MUI and Recognizer Pack is available pre-installed on new Tablet PCs as provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). If you are purchasing a new Tablet PC, contact the OEM to see if the Tablet PC MUI and Recognizer Pack is an available option for the model you are purchasing. The Tablet PC MUI and Recognizer Pack is also available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing program. For more information about Volume Licensing, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensingQ5: I need my product ID for support, where can I find it?
A5: The product ID is available in the support information listed for the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack in Add or Remove Programs. To view the support information, follow these steps:
A1: Yes, you can install the Recognizer Pack on all language versions of the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system.
Q2: Can I install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack on a computer running Windows XP?
A2: No, the Recognizer Pack can only be installed on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Q3: I have AutoPlay disabled for my CD-ROM drive. How do I install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack from CD?
A3: To install directly from the CD, open the CD-ROM drive in My Computer, and run the file setup.exe. This will start the Recognizer Pack setup.
Q4: How do I use the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack?
A4: The Tablet PC Recognizer Pack installs the handwriting and speech recognizers for the languages you select during setup and also updates the Tablet PC Input Panel. You can change the keyboard options and add speech recognizers in the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box that is available from the Regional and Language Options tool in Control Panel.
After you have added the options that you want, use the language bar to change the handwriting input language for the active program. For additional information about how to use the Recognizer Pack, see the Tablet PC Input Panel Help.
Q5: After I install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, why does a command prompt window appear the first time I restart?
A5: To successfully complete the installation, a script file runs after the first restart. The command prompt window closes automatically when the script completes and does not appear again.
A1: If you do not have the Japanese keyboard driver installed when you switch the keyboard input language to Japanese, the key labels will not match your selected language. To fix this, you must install the Japanese keyboard driver. To do so, follow these steps:
For additional information, see the "Changing the handwriting and keyboard input language" Help topic in the Tablet PC Input Panel.
Q2: If I remove the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, does the Tablet PC Input Panel update remain installed?
A2: The Tablet PC Input Panel update installs as part of the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack. If you remove the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, you also remove the Input Panel update.
Note If you de-select the handwriting and speech recognizer components in the Recognizer Pack setup, you can minimize the installed files without completely removing the Tablet PC Input Panel update. As a result, you have just Input Panel update.
Q3: On my East Asian version of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, after I installed the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, my Writing Pad changed to a different language. How do I change it back?
A3: Typically, the Tablet PC Input Panel Writing Pad retains the most recent non-East Asian language that is selected in the language bar. However, if you install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, you may incorrectly reset the Writing Pad language to German. To set the Writing Pad back to a language other than German, change the language bar to the non-East Asian language that you want, and then change it to the appropriate East Asian language. For example, to set the Writing Pad to English and the on-screen keyboard to Japanese, change the language bar to English, and then change it to Japanese. Because English was the last non-East Asian language that was set, the Writing Pad is set to English, and the rest of the Input Panel is set to Japanese.
Q4: After I install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, why do I now only have two tabs in the Tablet PC Input Panel?
A4: One of the updates to the Tablet PC Input Panel was a design change that removes the additional English Writing Pad. With this update installed, you only have two tabs for non-East Asian languages: the Keyboard and the Writing Pad.
Q5: How do I change the Input Panel keyboard layout at the logon screen to match the default input language that is set in Control Panel?
A5: By default, the logon screen uses the Input Panel keyboard layout for the native language of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. To change this setting to match what you have selected as the default input language, follow these steps:
A6: Currently, the Write Anywhere feature of the Input Panel is only available with the English handwriting recognizer.
Q7: After I install the Tablet PC Recognizer Pack, my logon keyboard is blank. How do I fix this?
A7: This problem may occur if the U.S. keyboard is not installed. To install the U.S. keyboard, follow these steps:
A1: Windows Journal maintains settings for what handwriting recognizer is used during recognition. Therefore, you must configure the appropriate recognizer independently of the language bar.
To change the active handwriting recognizer in Windows Journal, follow these steps:
A2: In Windows Journal, handwriting recognition is not available for Chinese (PRC) and Chinese (Taiwan). You can take and save notes in these languages, but you cannot convert your notes to typed characters or search through your notes.
A1: This is a known issue when the language bar is minimized to the Taskbar. To work around this issue, restore the language bar, or wait several minutes for the icon to stop flashing.
Additionally, there is a hotfix that corrects this problem. For more information about the problem and how to obtain the hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823112Q2: Why does the input language on my language bar change as I switch between programs?
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823112/ )Tablet PC taskbar stops responding while minimized language bar flashes
A2: Each currently running instance of a program maintains its own input language setting. When you select different input languages for the running programs, these language states dynamically change as you switch between the programs. For example, if you start Notepad and select German from the language bar, and then start WordPad and select Japanese, when you switch back and forth between the programs, the input language changes to display the last selected input language for that program. When you close the program, the next time you start it (or if you start a new instance of a running program), the input language is set to the default input language as defined in Control Panel.
Q3: Why can I not add East Asian language input locales from the Text Services and Input Languages Control Panel tool?
A3: To give support for the East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), you must first install the supplemental language support files. To install these files, follow these steps:
A4: Text services for languages you did not specifically install (or removed after setup) can still be selected in Control Panel. That language appears on the language bar. However, if you select one of those languages on the language bar, the handwriting recognizer for that language does not work because it is not currently installed.
A1: The Dictation command is not available unless the language bar is set to the same language that is currently configured in the speech recognition settings. To select a different speech recognition engine, follow these steps: