Removing English IME while keeping Windows Displaying Language as English? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Until Windows 7, Windows Displaying Language (WDL) and IMEs were independent. It was possible to set the WDL to English and use only Japanese IME. From Windows 8, they seem to be combined. If I set WDL to English, I cannot find a way to remove English IME.

    Many foreign IMEs contain "English" mode. For example, the Japanese IME has direct input mode, and the Korean IME has English mode. So, English IME is not necessary, if you are using those IMEs. Having English IME is annoying because it adds another complexity when you switch the IME using Shift+Alt or Windows + Space.

    Is there any hack to remove the English IME while keeping WDL as English?

    Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:45 AM


  • Hi,

    Yes, this is by design on Windows 8.1. Unless you add another input method for this language package, it cannot be removed. It would keep one input method for this language package at least.

    So far there is no any other method to remove IME and keep display language.

    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Chilam.Wa Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by Brandon Records Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:58 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 5:34 AM