Tips and Tricks: Typing any script or characters into Workbook

A very frequent frustration from Languages teachers, revolves around the desire to be able to type directly onto the page utilising whatever character set is appropriate to that language.

Workbook’s canvas supports any Unicode character sets. Provided that your Language and Keyboard settings are correctly implemented in Windows, you can type any script directly onto the Workbook canvas.
If you are using Windows 7: Language pack is available in Ultimate and Enterprise, if you have Windows Ultimate or Enterprise edition you may follow the steps below and install the language pack.

To download and install a Windows 7 language pack, follow these steps:
1. Start Microsoft Update. To do this, click Start, type Microsoft Update in the Start Search box, and then click Microsoft Update in the Programs list.Collapse this imageExpand th
2. Click the optional update links for the language packs.
3. Under the Windows 7 Language Packs category, select the desired language pack.
Note If you install many additional language packs, the disk space and system performance are affected. In particular, disk space and system performance are affected during servicing operations, such as Service Pack installations. Therefore, we recommend that you only add a language pack to your computer if you will use the language pack.

4. Click OK, and then click Install updates to start the download and installation process.

In order to type using a keyboard appropriate to the language intended, you may need to set up the relevant “Input Method Editor (“IME”). The IME allows the user use a Latin keyboard to enter characters other than those on the keyboard, for example to input Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indic characters.
To set up an IME:
1) Click on start > Control Panel
2) Click on clock, Language and Region > Region and Language->
3) Keyboard and Languages >Change keyboards > Add > <<select desired keyboard here; this will have been enabled with the Language Pack).
Please choose which IME you want to install, and then apply the settings.