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How to set multi-language input of the keyboard?

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How to set multi-language input of the keyboard to support other languages?

The procedure to set multi-language input of the keyboard to support other languages varies depending on the pre-installed operating system. Please follow the steps pertaining to the relevant operating system below:

A. In Windows 2000 environment
1. Log on as an Administrator.
2. Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Regional Options icon.
4. In Language setting for the System, select the type of foreign language that is preferred and click OK.
5. The computer will start to install all necessary files. When the installation is completed, click OK to restart the computer.
Note: User will be prompted to insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM during the installation. In the Copy files from text box, type C:\i386.
6. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
7. Double-click the keyboard icon.
8. In Keyboard Properties, click the Input Locales tab.
9. In Installed input locales, click Add.
10. From the Input Locale list, select the required language and choose a layout from keyboard layout/IME. Then click OK.
11. Select Enable indicator on taskbar.
Note: Select the keyboard layout in consideration of its ease of use. User can select another keyboard layout for one language or set multiple input locales so that a language related to a specific purpose can be used. However, user might not be able to input certain letters or symbols, depending on the keyboard layout selected.
12. Click OK to close the dialog box.
The installation to set the keyboard to support other languages is now completed.

To switch between languages, click on the blue EN icon in the taskbar and select the preferred language for input on the keyboard.

B. In Windows Me environment
1. Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Keyboard icon.
3. In Keyboard Properties, click the Language tab.
4. In the Installed keyboard languages and layouts box, click Add.
5. In the Add Language dialog box, select the type of foreign language that is preferred and choose a layout from Keyboard layout/IME. Then click OK.
Note: Select the keyboard layout in consideration of its ease of use. User can select another keyboard layout for one language or set multiple input locales so that a language related to a specific purpose can be used. However, user might not be able to input certain letters or symbols, depending on the keyboard layout selected.
6. Select Enable indicator on taskbar.
7. Click OK to close the dialog box.
The installation to set the keyboard to support other languages is now completed.

To switch between languages, click on the blue EN icon in the taskbar and select the preferred language for input on the keyboard.

C. In Windows 9* environment
1. Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Keyboard icon.
3. In Keyboard Properties, click the Language tab.
4. In the Installed keyboard languages and layouts box, click Add.
5. In the Add Language, select the type of foreign language that is preferred and choose a layout from Keyboard layout/IME. Then click OK.
Note: Select the keyboard layout in consideration of its ease of use. User can select another keyboard layout for one language or set multiple input locales so that a language related to a specific purpose can be used. However, user might not be able to input certain letters or symbols, depending on the keyboard layout selected.
6. Select Enable indicator on taskbar.
7. Click OK to close the dialog box.
The installation to set the keyboard to support other languages is now completed.

To switch between languages, click on the blue EN icon in the taskbar and select the preferred language for input on the keyboard.