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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Entering Asian Text with Input Method Editors

Documents prepared in ideographic languages such as Chinese, Korean, and Japanese can be read in Word 2003 if you have appropriate fonts installed, such as the Asian fonts. However, text cannot be entered in these languages using standard methods.

If you need to write extensively in Korean, Japanese, or Chinese, the best solution is to configure Word for these languages using the techniques discussed later in this chapter.

However, many users need to enter text in these languages only occasionally. For them, Microsoft's Language Pack provides Input Method Editors (IMEs)—add-on software that converts keystrokes into ideographic characters.

IMEs typically contain an engine that converts keystrokes into ...

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