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Using Japanese, Chinese, Korean (CJK) languages in PowerPoint

To begin with ...

If you need to enter, edit or display Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK for short) text in PowerPoint or any other Windows programs, you'll need to start by installing support for the language in Windows itself.

These instructions are for Japanese, but the same steps apply to Chinese, Korean and several other languages as well. Simply choose the language you want instead of Japanese as you follow these steps.

These instructions and screenshots are for Windows XP. If you use Windows 2000 or VISTA, the screens and option names are slightly different but the steps are basically the same.

There's an abbreviated set of VISTA-specific instructions here.

Before starting, close any open programs and locate your Windows CD if you have one.

Install Japanese language support in Windows

The Regional and Language Options dialog box

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Add Input Language dialog box

This option controls which Input Method Editor (IME) you use to convert your normal "roman" keyboard characters into Japanese characters. Windows XP offers this one and another called simply "Japanese". You can return to this same dialog box and switch IMEs any time you like. You can experiment to see which one suits you better.

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Language Bar Settings dialog box

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Advanced Key Settings dialog box

Here you can choose special keystrokes to switch from one installed language to another. Click "Switch to Japanese ..." to select it, then click "Change Key Sequence" to pick the keystrokes you'd like to use

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box

Installing Japanese in Windows Vista

Entering Japanese text in your programs

A complete tutorial is beyond the scope of this page, but to get started:

More information about Japanese language support

There's a great set of tutorial pages that cover this same information and also give more detail on actually using Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages in applications at Installing East Asian Language Support

And another tutorial here, courtesy of Declan Software
Installing and Using Microsoft's Japanese IME


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