User interface

Conversion candidate window UI, showing conversion candidates of “ㄋㄧˇ(su3)”.

Conversion candidate window offers candidates whose strokes match with what you type.  

General operations

At this state

Press this key

To do this

Before focus enters the candidate window

Down arrow 

Enter candidate window.

Up arrow

Change to another candidate without opening candidate window.

With focus inside the candidate window

Down arrow

Move the selection down.

Up arrow

Move the selection up.

Space

Page down

Tab

Expand to table view.

Right arrow

Expand to table view.

number

Select the corresponding candidate.

Enter

Select the focused candidate.

Other features

  • IME suggests the Bopomofo reading of what you type at the last candidate in candidate window.

  • If your key sequence does not match with Bopomofo combinations, IME can automatically change what you type in Chinese mode to Alphanumeric characters. To use this feature, turn on [Automatically change key sequence in Chinese mode to Alphanumeric characters] in IME settings > [General].

Associate phrase window UI, showing  candidates after selecting “好” from conversion candidate window.

Associate phrase window offers associated candidates relevant to what you select from Conversion candidate window. You can select a candidate by pressing Shift + number.

Prerequisite: Turn on [Prompt associated phrases of the input characters] in IME settings > [General].

General operations

Press this key

To do this

Space

Page down

Shift + number

Select the corresponding candidate.

IME tool bar UI, showing IME mode button, character width button, IME pad entry, and Setting button.

IME supports a UI called IME toolbar which offers an alternative way to quickly invoke specific IME functions. IME toolbar is the UI renewed from the language bar.

Launch IME toolbar: Right click IME mode icon in notification area > [Show/hide IME toolbar]

Keyboard shortcuts

IME offers keys or combinations of keys to use IME functions.

Press this key

To do this

Shift

Switch between English and Chinese mode.

Shift + Space

Switch character width between full-width and half-width.

Ctrl + symbol (e.g. Ctrl + comma)

Insert the corresponding full-width symbol.

Note: If a symbol corresponds to a shifted key, you need to press Shift before pressing the symbol key. (e.g. Ctrl + Shift + ? to insert “?”)

Backquote (`) + symbol key (e.g. Backquote + comma)

Insert the corresponding full-width symbol.

Note: If a symbol corresponds to a shifted key, you need to press Shift before pressing the symbol key. (e.g. Backquote + Shift + ? to insert “?”)

Note: Effective in Chinese mode.

Ctrl + Alt + comma

Show the symbol keyboard. You can insert a symbol by continuously pressing a corresponding key.

Note: Effective in Chinese mode.

Backquote (`) + U + Unicode + Space

Insert a corresponding character (e.g. Backquote + U + “4e00” + Space to insert "一").

Note: Effective in Chinese mode.

Backquote (`) + B + Big5 codepoint

Insert a corresponding character (e.g. Backquote + B + “A440” to insert "一").

Note: Effective in Chinese mode.

IME settings

IME settings are located at

[Start] > [Settings] > [Time & Language] > [Language] > Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR), or Chinese (Traditional, Macao SAR) [ Options] > Microsoft Bopomofo [Options]

To reach IME settings, you can also search “Chinese” in [Start] > [Settings], or press [Settings] in the context menu (right click menu) of the IME mode icon in notification area.

Key customization

IME offers capability to customize keyboard layout in IME settings > [Key assignment]. As of Windows 10 October 2020 Update, IME supports the following layouts.

  • Standard
    Keyboard with Standard layout applied.

  • HanYu Pinyin
    You can use HanYu Pinyin layout in one of the following ways.

    • Type HanYu Pinyin followed by a tone. (e.g. Type “zhu4yin1” to get “注音”) Note: Number 1 to 5 key represent the four tones and the neutral tone.

    • Type HanYu Pinyin without tones, and then press Enter or Space to convert. (e.g. Type “zhuyin” and press Enter / Space to get “注音”)

    • Type HanYu Pinyin followed by Space as a tone wildcard, and then press Enter or Space to convert. (e.g. Type “zhu yin “ and press Enter / Space to get “注音”)

  • Eten
    Keyboard with Eten layout applied.

  • Taiwan Pinyin
    You can use Taiwan Pinyin layout in one of the following ways.

    • Type Taiwan Pinyin followed by a tone. (e.g. Type “jhu4yin1” to get “注音”) Note: Number 1 to 5 key represent the four tones and the neutral tone.

    • Type Taiwan Pinyin without tones, and then press Enter or Space to convert. (e.g. Type “jhuyin” and press Enter / Space to get “注音”)

    • Type Taiwan Pinyin followed by Space as a tone wildcard, and then press Enter or Space to convert. (e.g. Type “jhu yin “ and press Enter / Space to get “注音”)

How can I give feedback?

If you encounter any problems or have suggestions regarding Microsoft IME, please give us feedback through the Feedback Hub. You can open the Feedback Hub from [Send feedback] in the context menu (right click menu) of the IME mode icon in notification area or click here. Your feedback goes directly to our engineers working to improve IME. For more on steps for providing feedback, please refer to Send feedback with the feedback hub app.

Compatibility

Microsoft Bopomofo IME was renewed as of Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 2004). IME supports a compatibility setting in IME settings > [General]. If you encounter issues with the new IME, you can enable the previous version of IME by turning on [Use previous version of Microsoft Bopomofo]. We continue to improve the new IME. So please also consider filing feedback to help us deliver great features.

User interface

Conversion candidate window offers candidates whose strokes match with what you type.

General operations

Press this key

To do this

Down arrow

Move the selection down.

Up arrow

Move the selection up.

Space

Page down

Tab

Expand to table view.

Right arrow

Expand to table view.

number

Select the corresponding candidate.

Enter

Select the focused candidate.

Associate phrase window offers associated candidates relevant to what you type. You can select a candidate by pressing Shift + number.

General operations

Press this key

To do this

Space

Page down

Shift + number

Select the corresponding candidate.

IME settings

IME settings are located at

[Start] > [Settings] > [Time & Language] > [Language] > Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR), or Chinese (Traditional, Macao SAR) [Options] > Microsoft ChangJie or Microsoft Quick [Options]

To reach IME settings, you can also press [Settings] in the context menu (right click menu) of the IME mode icon in notification area.

How can I give feedback?

If you encounter any problems or have suggestions regarding Microsoft IME, please give us feedback through the Feedback Hub. You can open the Feedback Hub from [Send feedback] in the context menu (right click menu) of the IME mode icon in notification area or click here. Your feedback goes directly to our engineers working to improve IME. For more on steps for providing feedback, please refer to Send feedback with the feedback hub app.

Compatibility

Microsoft ChangJie IME and Quick IME was renewed as of Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 2004). IME supports a compatibility setting in IME settings > [General]. If you encounter issues with the new IME, you can enable the previous version of IME by turning on [Use previous version of Microsoft ChangJie] or [Use previous version of Microsoft Quick]. We continue to improve the new IME. So please also consider filing feedback to help us deliver great input experience to you.

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