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  • Question

  • I have Windows 7 x64 sp1 machines with both English and Chinese keyboards installed.  The Chinese keyboard is

    Chinese (Simplified) - US Keyboard and was installed via regkey during the image process, using the input locale code for Chinese Simplified 00000804  from here

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766503(v=WS.10).aspx

    I have  a request to add the Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin New experience input, and Microsoft Pinyin ABC input styles, which are additional options when navigating to Region and Language-Change Keyboards-Add-Chinese (Simplified PRC)

    There aren't locale codes for these, how can I add these selections to my windows 7 machines in Asia in an automated way, without having to touch each one manually? 

    thanks in advance for any direction on this

    Tony

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi, Tony.

    For Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin New experience input the code is  E0210804, you can follow the same way here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766503(v=WS.10).aspx  

    The Chinese ( Simplified )-Microsoft Pinyin ABC Input Style uses the same hex code 00000804 as well as the Chinese ( Simplified )-US Keyboard.

     The only differences are due to the Layout Display Name and the Layout Text. You could change it in the following registry location:

    a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.

    b. Locate and click the following registry key:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00000804

    c. For the Chinese ( Simplified )-US Keyboard, the Layout Display Name sets the value: @%SystemRoot%\system32\input.dll,-5072

    d. For the Chinese ( Simplified )-Microsoft Pinyin ABC Input Style, the Layout Display Name sets the value: @%SystemRoot%\system32\input.dll,-5076

    e. By Default, the Chinese ( Simplified )-US Keyboard is configured for the Layout Display Name and the Layout Text. In order to configure the Chinese ( Simplified )

    -Microsoft Pinyin ABC Input Style as the default input keyboard, you may write a script to modify the above registry file.

     

    Regards

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Monday, May 12, 2014 2:11 AM
    Friday, May 9, 2014 2:44 AM