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Setting Up Windows XP for Mandarin Input

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Choose a Keyboard Layout
Choose a Keyboard Layout
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Each Input language has its own Keyboard Layout. Choose "Microsoft Pinyin" for simplified Chinese.

There are many input methods for "Chinese (PRC)." You can add them all if you wish, but "Microsoft Pinyin" is the most important for Mandarin learners.

You can also install "Chinese (Taiwan") for traditional characters. Choose "Microsoft New Phonetic" as the Keyboard layout.

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