East Asian Law Department

Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) Input on Gallagher Law Library Public Computers    

Updated April 30, 2015

Chinese (PRC / Pinyin) | Chinese (Taiwan / Bopomofo / Cangjie / Dayi) | Japanese | Korean | Detailed Settings

(Note that language bar graphics vary with different versions of Windows)

  • Introduction
    All Gallagher Law Library public computers support the display of Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Japanese and Korean (CJK) text. No special settings are necessary to display CJK text, whether in the Gallagher Law Library catalog, or websites in East Asia.

    Input for CJK languages is also available on Gallagher library public computers. Input of Chinese using pinyin and Japanese using romaji are both possible with the standard QWERTY keyboard layout on all Gallagher Library computers. Keyboards with special key overlays are necessary for input of Chinese using Bopomofo (zhuyin fuhao / 注音符號), Cangjie (倉頡), Dayi (大易), or Korean using han'gul / 한글.

    Please see below for details.
  • Input CJK with MS Windows IMEs (Input Method Editors)
    To select the IME for your CJK language on Law Library Public Computers,
    Do the following:
    • Left-click the language icon on the Windows taskbar (lower right). Look for the two-letter symbol circled here in red. Usually, this will be set on EN (English)
      English Language Bar

    • Select your language from the list that pops up (see below; defaults to EN):
      CH Chinese (Taiwan) [For Bopomofo (zhuyin fuhao / 注音符號), Cangjie (倉頡), Dayi (大易) input]
      KO Korean [For Han'gul / 한글 input]
      JP Japanese [For Romaji / ロマジ / romanized Japanese input]
      CH Chinese (PRC) [For Pinyin / 拼音 / romanized Chinese input]
      EN English (United States)
  • Chinese (PRC) Language Bar    
    (Available on all public computers)
    After selecting CH (PRC) for the Chinese PRC input mode, you will be able to type in Chinese using pinyin romanization.
    Chinese (PRC) Language Bar
      • Simplified/Traditional Characters with the CH (PRC) Language Bar
        • The CH (PRC) language bar defaults to the simplified form of Chinese characters (简体字).
        • To input the traditional form of Chinese characters (繁體字) by typing pinyin romanized Chinese with the CH (PRC) language bar, add the "Charset" tool to the language bar by  selecting the down caret on the language bar, and clicking on "Charset" or "Character Set". This will add the simplified/traditional toggle to the CH (PRC) IME. Click the charset icon (circled in red below) to switch between simplified and traditional input.
          • Simplified (简体字)
            CH (PRC) Language Bar, Simplified Selected
          • Traditional (繁體字)
            Chinese (PRC) Traditional Selected
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  • Chinese (Taiwan) Language Bar     
    (Available on all public computers; Special keyboard on computer #3)
    (Bopomofo / Cangjie / Dayi Keyboard and input modes)
    In the Chinese (Taiwan) input mode (select CH Chinese (Taiwan)), Windows uses the combined Bopomofo (zhuyin fuhao / 注音符號), Cangjie (倉頡), Dayi (大易) keyboard, as shown below. Public computer #3 at Gallagher Law Library has this keyboard, with supporting IME modes. The CH (Taiwan) keyboard and IME provides the traditional form of Chinese characters (繁體字).

    Ask library staff for assistance finding computer #3.
    Chinese Taiwan Language Bar

    Chinese Keyboard
    Click for Wikipedia articles on Bopomofo, Cangjie, Dayi and on Chinese Taiwan keyboards

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  • Japanese Language Bar    
    (Available on all public computers)

    After Selecting JP for the Japanese input mode, you will be able to type in Japanese. Change Japanese character input types by clicking the "あ" icon.
    Japanese Language Bar
  • Korean Language Bar    
    (Available on all public computers; Special keyboard on computer #4)
    In Korean input mode (select KO), Windows uses the Han'gul / 한글 keyboard as shown below. Public terminal #4 at the Gallagher Law Library has han'gul symbols on the keys for use with the Korean IME.

    Ask library staff for assistance finding computer #4.
    Korean Language Bar

    Han'gul Keyboard 
    Click for Wikipedia article on Korean language and computers


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  • Detailed Language Bar Settings      
    For more control of the language bar, right-click the language icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Restore the language bar." This will "float" the language bar, and provide more options, such as a soft keyboard, traditional/simplified (简体字 / 繁體字) toggle button for Chinese (see above), the IME Pad (for drawing characters for input with the mouse), etc. The language bar floats by default at the top right of the screen. You can drag it to any other location, as needed.

    Click the down caret in the language bar (circled in red below)...
    Down Caret for Pop-up Menu
    ...for optional tools on the pop-up menu  (example here is from the Korean language bar). When checked, the tools appear on the language bar.
    Language Bar Pop-up Menu
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