Sue, we're doing multiple conversations on a few sites, but that's
okay, as it may help others as well who run into similar problems...
I may have to order the SP2 cd to get part of what I need. 4-6 weeks
and a shipping fee from Everybody Loves Microsoft.
"Have you checked to make sure you don't already have support for East
Asian characters installed?
Some system that have Windows installed have a partition, sometimes a
bit obscured, looking like a separate drive. Possibly the needed
file are in there.
I recommend trying to look at some chinese language web sites , like
, and, the qq.com
Then go to control panel region and locale and see what you've got.
I don't have a Windows CD and I"m pretty sure that I had support for
East Asian lanaguages already installed on both computers."
Have checked as well as I can in C, D, & E drives.
In IE when I go to Chinese sites I get: [¹«¸æ]µÚ¶þÅúÍÁµØÕ÷¼¯½áÊø套系：小型家庭
壁挂简约小书架 , like that. And no box offering me a language pack,
Then, when I check the box for Install files for East Asian languages
under the Language tab of Regional and Language Options, it does ask
for my "Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM" to be inserted. Then the
dialog box says: "You can also click OK if you want the files to be
copied from an alternate location, such as a floppy disk (!) or a
network server.", but when I click OK, it asks me to browse to a
location. Perhaps your computer was on a network which downloaded the
Language Pack for you?
The make of my computer is an obscure company from Germany (Medion)
which was selling through Costco a five years ago...unfortunately for
me now, because I can't easily write them to get the Pack on CD.
I used someone else's XP CD, I wonder if it would it just cause
problems with authenticating, etc. (Wouldn't want to "brick" my box)
But I may try that.
the first link -- I have XP, not Win 2000 or the others, and I have
Word 2002, not Office XP, so no go.
the 2nd link -- "Microsoft Global IME 5.02 is for users who are
running Windows Me,Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT
4.0..." (same problem, not for XP)
-- thanks though for the suggestions. As you alluded to, the Global
Input Method Editor is not exactly what I need, but it might have been
wow this is a lot of work. I hope it ends up benefiting other
"Overseas Users" of HiPiHi.
btw, I'm unable to get a feed from your blog in my GReader.
On Apr 22, 6:45 pm, "Sue Baskerville ( SuezanneC Baskerville )"
> If you have Office XP you may be able to to use this link :http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=deb6731a-ca3.
> I don't have Office so I can't test it.
> One might be able to borrow an XP CD from a friend or from a
> This link might work:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/recommended/ime/ins.
> . That's for the Microsoft Global IME for 32-bit windows for folks
> without Office. I don't know if that satisfies Hipihi's
> Also, as a general resource, register atwww.ideashape.cn