Microsoft Global IMEs enable the typing of Japanese, Chinese and Korean into supporting applications on other versions of Windows.
International communication keeps getting easier thanks to full-featured, high-performance IMEs. An IME is a program that allows computer users to enter complex characters and symbols, such as Japanese characters, using a standard keyboard. Microsoft is now offering two Global IMEs—Global IME 5.02 and Global IME for Office XP.
By launching any language version of Word 2000, Internet Explorer 5.01 or greater, or Outlook® Express—then selecting Global IME 5.02 from the taskbar, you can write the language you choose.
And now, you can input Chinese, Japanese, and Korean text into any Microsoft Office XP applications, Web forms, and e-mail messages on any language version of Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT 4.0. And it's easy. After you have installed the Global IME for Office XP, you just start your Office XP program, select the language from the Language bar, and you can type the language you choose, regardless of the language version of Office XP or Windows you are using.
Note: the Global IMEs are not necessary or supported on Windows 2000 since that OS has full-featured East Asian input support built in. Please go to the Windows Control Panel, find the Regional Options applet.