Chinese (PRC / Pinyin) |
Chinese (Taiwan / Bopomofo / Cangjie / Dayi) |
Japanese | Korean |
(Note that language bar graphics vary with different versions of
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
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
Do the following:
- 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.
- 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)
- Traditional (繁體字)
- Chinese (Taiwan) Language Bar
(Available on all public computers; Special keyboard on computer #3)
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.
Click for Wikipedia
articles on Bopomofo,
Dayi and on
Chinese Taiwan keyboards
- 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"
- Korean Language Bar
(Available on all public computers; Special keyboard on
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.
Click for Wikipedia article on Korean language and computers
- 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
(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)...
...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.