The input method that comes with Windows 10 can basically satisfy the users. However, you may encounter some problems in the process of using it, such as abnormalities in the use of the original input method after the system upgrade; you want to achieve a more balanced input effect with the dual-spelling scheme, but suffer from poor memory of the code. In fact, these problems are not difficult to solve.
1. How to use abnormal input method after system upgrade
Some users find that after upgrading their system from a lower version of Windows 10 to the latest version of Windows 10, when using the built-in input method, they often cannot input Chinese punctuation and can only input English punctuation, or encounter some other inexplicable problems.
To solve the above problem, just click “Language” in the “Time and Language” window of Windows Settings window, and under “Preferred Language”, check “Chinese (Simplified, China)” and then click on the “Options” button below (Figure 1).
In the “Language Options: Chinese (Simplified)” setting window, find “Microsoft Pinyin” and “Microsoft Wubi” under “Keyboard”. “input methods, click on the input method currently in use, and then click on the “Options” button (Figure 2).
In the input method setting window that appears afterwards, place the “Use previous version of Microsoft Pinyin Input Method” switch in the “On” position, and then click the “OK” button to use the Then click the “OK” button, and you can use the original version of the input method for correct input (Figure 3).
Tip: If you install the latest version of Windows 10 directly, the above options and switches will not appear. 2.
2. How to learn ShuangPin input quickly without looking at the code table
Microsoft Pinyin Input Method provides the ShuangPin input solution, which is characterized by relatively fixed code length and less reduplication, providing a more balanced input between the number of keystrokes and accuracy. However, to achieve efficient input with ShuangPin, you need to memorize some codes. So, if you don’t have a code list at hand, or don’t use one, how can you quickly know which vowels or rhymes are represented by each of the 26 keys on the keyboard?
First, go to the settings window of Microsoft Pinyin Input Method, click “General”, select “ShuangPin” and one of the ShuangPin solutions (e.g. Microsoft ShuangPin), and make sure that “Automatically expand to full spelling” option switch is in the “On” position. This way, when a key is pressed in the input environment, the vowel or rhyme it represents will appear. For example, when the bh code is pressed, the full pinyin bang for “gang” appears on the screen, and we know that the h key represents the rhyme ang in addition to the vowel h. Similarly, when the vs code is entered, the full pinyin zhong for “zhong” appears on the screen. Similarly, when we enter the vs code, the screen will show us the full spelling code zhong, and we will know that v stands for the vowel zh and s stands for the rhyme ong (Figure 4). In this way, we can master the 26 letters of the alphabet by pressing two random letter combinations, practicing and observing them repeatedly.
Tip: Since there are many double spelling solutions with different codes, it is important to identify one and stick to it so that it can be used with maximum efficiency. For the sake of versatility, it is recommended to use the Microsoft diphthong or smart ABC diphthong solution that comes with the system.