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Installing the Korean IME

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Declan's Guide to Installing and
Using Microsoft's Korean IME

(The
한글 IME)

A comprehensive guide to installing and using the Microsoft Korean IME
for
Windows Vista
NEW!, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Window95/98/ME. The IME allows users of non-Korean versions of Windows to read and enter Korean hangul and hanja scripts in IME enabled applications.

 

The IME is required to correctly run
Declan Software
's Korean Language Learning Software.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


What is it?
Who needs it?
What English keys are which HanGul keys?
Still can't read certain HanGul web pages?
What languages are available?
Where can I get further help?
   
Korean Language Learning Software
   
Installing the IME in Windows Vista NEW!
How do I install Korean fonts and the Korean IME in Windows Vista?
How do I use the Windows Vista Korean IME?
Where can I get further help?
 
Installing the IME in Windows XP
How do I install HanGul fonts and the Korean IME in Windows XP?
How do I use the Windows XP Korean IME?
Where can I get further help?
 
Installing the IME in Windows 2000
How do I install HanGul fonts and the Korean IME in Windows 2000?
Where can I get further help?
Installing the IME in Windows 9X/ME
How do I install the IME in Windows 9X/ME?
Where can I get further help?
   

 

Introduction to the Korean IME

What is an IME?

The IME (Input Management Editor) is a Windows add-on provided by Microsoft that allows users of English (and other) versions of Windows to type complex East Asian scripts.

Who needs it?

Users of English versions of Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not need to download the IME - the IME and the East Asian fonts are provided as standard as part of these operating systems. They are however not installed by default.

  Here are instructions for installing the IME under Windows XP.

  And here for Windows 2000.

Windows 95/98/ME: Anybody how does not run an East Asian version of Windows 95/98/ME but would like to be able to read/display and/or type these scripts. See here for instructions.

What English keys are which HanGul keys?

The HanGul keyboard is set out as follows:

The double consonants on the Q,W,E,R,T,O and P keys can typed using the SHIFT key.

Still can't read certain HanGul web pages or emails? Because Hangul web pages can be set up using one of several different encodings (this page uses charset=windows-1252) and some of these cannot be automatically detected by web browsers, you may have to manually select the correct encoding.

This can be done in Internet Explorer by selecting the View menu item and then selecting Encoding. Try selecting Korean and if that doesn't work try Unicode (UTF-8). The process is identical for the email client Outlook Express.

What languages are available?

Microsoft has provided IMEs for Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. This Guide deals only with installing and using the Japanese IME. Here are links to guides for using the Japanese and Chinese IMEs.

Where can I get further help? Email:  korean_ime_help@declansoftware.com


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Click here to download a free demo (2MB)
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Declan's Korean Dictionary (Win2000 and WinXP only)
   

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 Click here to download a free demo (1.5MB)

 


Installing the Korean IME in Windows Vista NEW!

How do I install 
the Korean IME
in Windows Vista?

To install the Korean IME in Windows Vista, start by opening the Control Panel.

Click the Start Button:

 

 

 

and chose Control Panel:

 

Then click the "Clock, Language and Regional" option.

You should then see the Regional and Language Options option as shown below. Under the Regional and Language Options item select Change keyboards or other input methods.

That will bring up the Keyboard and Languages tab in the Regional and Language Options dialogue. Click the Change keyboards... button:

In "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog box we need to add the Korean IME and the Korean Keyboard components.

Click the "Add..." button.

You should now see the "Add Input Language" dialog box.

Scroll down to the Korean entry, expand it and be sure that both the Korean and Microsoft IME items are selected as shown below:

Finally click the "OK" button.

You should end up with a "Korean" entry under "Installed Services".

Finally click the "OK" button.

You may be asked to put your Windows Vista CD-ROM in the CD drive so that the relevant files can be copied across to your hard drive. NOTE: You can not install the IME without the CD (please do not email me to ask..!).

That's it. You should now see the IME icon in your task bar that has a Korean option when it is clicked... like this:

   
How do I use
the Korean IME?
After you have select KO (Korean)  from the IME task bar menu the task bar look like this.....

If you have the Korean IME selected as above and you right click on the KO you will bring up the Options Menu:

Choosing the Restore Language bar option will convert the IME into a floating toolbar with all the IME options visible:

Click on the GA Han/Eng will allow you to switch between Hangul and English Input Modes:

TIP: The keyboard short cut for switching between mode is the right-hand side ALT key.

Further IME options and be displayed by clicking the small down arrow on the right-hand side of the floating IME toolbar.

 

If you click on the Soft Keyboard item a Soft Keybaord icon will appear in the floating toolbar this this:

If this is clicked a floating soft Korean/Hangul keyboard will appear:

And other option is the IME Pad which includes handwriting recognition:

With handwriting recognition you can just draw the hangul you'd like to insert and then select the correct hangul from the right-hand side choices,

The IME Pad also have a hanja lookup mode by stroke count by radical:

Here is a text box that will let you try the IME once you have installed it:

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See up here for the available Korean IME keyboard shortcuts.
 

Where can I
get further help?
You can email questions to imehelp@declansoftware.com.

NOTE: You can not install the IME without the Windows installation CD (Please do not email me to ask).


Installing the IME in Windows XP
How do I install HanGul fonts and the Korean IME in Windows XP? Open the Control Panel (Click the "Start Menu" and chose the "Control Panel").
Then click the "Date, Time, Language and Regional Options" icon.

The select the "Add Other languages" task.

You should then see the "Regional and Language Options" dialog box as shown below.
Two things need to be done here:

    1.    Click on the "Install files for East Asian Languages" check box
            (This ensures that the correct fonts are installed).

    2.    Then click the "Details" button.
            You should then see the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog box.

In "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog box we need to add the Korean IME and the Korean Keyboard components.

Click the "Add..." button.

You should now see the "Add Input Language" dialog box.

Chose "Korean" in the "Input language" combo box as illustrated below.

Still in the "Add Input Language" dialog box, check the "Keyboard layout/IME" check box and chose "Korean Input System (IME 2002)" in the drop down combo box.

Final click the "OK" button.


You should end up with a "Korean" entry under "Installed Services".

Be sure that there is also a keyboard entry under "Korean" and that it is the "Korean Input System (IME 2002)" and NOT just "Korean".

Finally click the "OK" button.

You may be asked to put your Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD drive so that the relevant files can be copied across to your hard drive.

That's it. After rebooting you should now see the IME icon in your task bar

that has a Korean option when it is clicked... like this

How do I use the Korean IME? Using the Korean IME in Windows XP is exactly the same as with Window 9X/ME (see above), except that the IME icons in the task bar look like this.....

Where can I get further help? Email:  korean_ime_help@declansoftware.com
   

Installing the IME in Windows 2000
   
How do I install HanGul fonts and
the Korean IME in
Windows 2000?
Open the Control Panel (Click the "Start Menu" and chose the "Control Panel").
Then click the "Regional Options" icon.

First we need the "General" tab opened.

Now we need to add Korean as one of the languages installed on your system. To do so select "Korean" in the "Language settings for the system" check boxes as shown below.

Next we need the "Input Locales" tab opened.

The click the "Add..." button in the "Installed input locales" frame.

That will invoke the "Add Input Locale" dialog box as show below.

First select "Korean" as the Input locale to be added.

And the select "Korean (Hangl)(MS-IME 98)" as the Keyboard layout/IME to be used. Be sure not to choose the "Korean (Hangul)" IME

Make sure that the "Enable indicator on taskbar" checkbox is selected.

Finally click the "OK" button.

You may be asked to but your Windows 2000 CDROM in the CD drives so that the relevant files can be copied across to you hard drive.

You may also be required to reboot you machine before the Korean IME is available.

That's it.

 

   
Where can I get further help? Email:  korean_ime_help@declansoftware.com
   

 

 

Installing the IME in Windows 9X/ME

What languages are available?

Microsoft has provided IMEs for Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. This Guide deals only with installing and using the Korean IME. Here are links to guides for using the Japanese and Chinese IMEs.

Where can I get it?

Microsoft Global IME 5.02 Download Page

What version to download?

There are two downloadable versions of each IME - with the "Language Pack" and without the "Language Pack". Those with a Language Pack include an appropriate unicode font. In the case of the Korean IME with Language Pack the font is the GulimChe. It is recommended that you download the "with Language Pack" version.

How big is the download?

The Korean IME itself is 280K (msHaime.exe) and with the Language Pack (komodo.exe) it is 2,020K (2.02MB).

How do I install the IME? Simply download the package from the link above and run the file. You will be required to reboot before the IME is activated.

What next?

To see the IME in action, you need to have a unicode enabled application running. Microsoft Outlook Express (which ships with Internet Explorer 4.0 and above) can be used. Alternatively, navigate to a Korean language enabled web page and try entering HanGul into a text edit box.

Here is a text box that will let you try .


If you don't yet know how to read and write Korean characters try Declan Software's
ReadWrite Korean - a program that teaches the Korean alphabet and writing system (Hangul).  Korean HakGyo and Declan's Korean FlashCards are also available. Free trial downloads are available from www.declan-software.com

 

How do I use the IME?

(i) After you have installed the IME you should see this in your icon tray.

(ii) Normally when you click this with your mouse you would see this

 

pop up. That indicates that window that currently has focus can only except English.

(iii) If you click the icon when a Korean (unicode) window has focus you should see this

Now you can see that we have a Korean IME option.

(iv) If you now select "Korean IME" with your mouse you will see this pop up.

This is the Korean IME interface. As it is you will still be entering English script if you type something.

(v) To toggle the IME so that you can type HanGul you need to click the button so that it toggles to this (HanGul mode). Now you can enter HanGul.

(Tip: Pressing the right ALT key also toggles the IME language mode.)

How do I enter HanJa?

If you'd like to enter HanJa characters you simply enter the HanGul equivalent and then highlight it (like this  ), then press the button on the IME interface. Then you should see a HanJa candidate list pop-up above the IME interface.

Just select the HanJa character you'd like with the mouse.

Where can  I get further help? Email:  korean_ime_help@declansoftware.com
   

 

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