Microsoft redesigns how Chinese and Japanese IMEs work with apps

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft released new Japanese and Chinese IMEs to Windows Insiders that are currently enrolled in the Fast Ring. These changes were introduced with the  Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875 that belongs to the 20H1 branch.

This article provides you with some brief highlights of the new Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) Improvements.

New Japanese IMEs for a cleaner interface

Microsoft received amazing feedback from Windows 10 users following this announcement.  That is why the tech giant decided to pull down Japanese IME.

Starting with Insider Preview Build 18875, Microsoft is back with a more stable and secure version that offers better compatibility with games.

The company says that the installation of this build will automatically bring the new Japanese IME for existing users. However, you need to add Japanese to the list by visiting the Language Settings page. The company encourages its Japanese users to test the improved IME version.

Simplified Chinese with new IMEs

The company is not ignoring its Chinese users. Microsoft confirms that it is also working to improve the typing experience for Chinese users as well. The tech giant released new Chinese Traditional IME and Chinese Simplified IME versions.

Microsoft improved the reliability and security of the OS by changing the way new IMEs work with different apps.

It is worth noting that a redesigned interface is coming to the settings pages as well. You can check out the changes by navigating to the Taskbar. Next, you need to look for the IME mode indicator and right-click on it and  then select Settings. 

What do you think about the latest improvements? Let us know in the comments section below.


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