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Re: Query: Typing Traditional Chinese in Windows 7

Many thanks for your advice. I got some more detailed instructions from a third source, managed to work it, and find that you are absolutely right. My apologies for contradicting you. You do, however, have to be sure to navigate to Properties at the right time in setting up the keyboard, and when you go next to the keyboard, you have to choose Hanyu pinyin, because Taiwan pinyin doesn't work. These are some tricky hoops to jump through, and the devil is in the details. On a further note, I do find that the Google IME is still a little more convenient.

Re: Query: Typing Traditional Chinese in Windows 7

What we have been trying to tell you is that you can input traditional graphs using pinyin if you add the simplified Chinese pack to the language bar. Yes, it sounds a bit counterintuitive, but I assure you that it works. I've been doing it for years. Here, let me do it right now:

简体字
繁體字

Why don't you try it?

Re: Query: Typing Traditional Chinese in Windows 7

We are all aware that one can switch between simplified and traditional. The problem is that in the Microsoft options, the switching is between simplified with pinyin input and traditional with bopomofo, or changjie or traditional array or Quick, etc. none of which are as easy as pinyin. So the question is, how to do traditional WITH PINYIN. It is possible with Google IME which I have found works well and which I am using, and you can toggle with ctrl-shift-t. And it is free, unlike NJStar which I used to use long ago.

Re: Query: Typing Traditional Chinese in Windows 7

Don, if you click on ENG, you should get the languages that have been set up and also Language Preferences, which should allow you to add traditional. I have mine set to Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) Microsoft Cangjie, Chinese (Simplified, China) Microsoft pinyin, and Japanese Microsoft IME. The Japanese is a bit complicated, but I suppose if one uses it often one learns the tricks. And looking at it now, I see I have not installed the language pack.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Adheesh A. Sathaye
Reviewer: 
Swami Narasimhananda

Narasimhananda on Sathaye, 'Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology'

Adheesh A. Sathaye. Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-934111-5.

Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda (Prabuddha Bharata) Published on H-Asia (March, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Gyanesh Kudaisya
Reviewer: 
Subho Basu

Basu on Kudaisya, 'A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s'

Gyanesh Kudaisya. A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s. India: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809855-3.

Reviewed by Subho Basu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Avinash Paliwal
Reviewer: 
Waheguru Sidhu

Sidhu on Paliwal, 'My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal'

Avinash Paliwal. My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 400 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068582-9.

Reviewed by Waheguru Sidhu (New York University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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CFP: Stanford conference "Before and Beyond Typography: Textual Production in Global and Multimodal Perspective"

Before and Beyond Typography:
Textual Production in Global and Multimodal Perspective

April 24-25, 2020
Stanford University

We will be holding an international conference at Stanford University on April 24-25, 2020 to explore the global history of reproductive text technologies and graphic communication from before and beyond the dominance of typography.

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