The Internationalization features for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET support general needs and language-specific needs.
Internationalization is the process of making software that accommodates differences in language, culture, and hardware. Internationalization presents users with a consistent look, feel, and functionality across different language editions of a product. Users expect localized software to support the same basic set of features that the original language edition of the product does, and they expect it to achieve the same level of quality. They also expect different language editions to interact smoothly with one another.
To assist your development of internationalized software, the operating system provides system support through Unicode and the national language system (NLS). Unicode is a universal character encoding system, while NLS carries information on date, time, calendar, number, and currency formats. NLS also provides sorting and character-type information for all the locales supported by the operating system.
Internationalization also spans a variety of language-specific features, such as Input Method Editors (IME) and input methods (IM) for East Asian languages. For some East Asian locales and for worldwide English, Windows CE includes a handwriting recognition engine. For English (U.S.), French, and German, the Transcriber Handwriting Recognition Application is provided. In addition, the Multilingual User Interface feature makes it possible for you to create one ROM image that can contain multiple languages.
The following table shows operating system design information for Internationalization.
|Agfa Font Compression||Supports font compression for a reduced memory footprint.|
|Font Versions||Includes different versions of TrueType and AC3 font files, which are modified to contain different subsets of characters and font sizes of the original files. The resulting files are smaller.
For more information, see Font Versions.
|Handwriting Recognition (HWX)||Provides a Handwriting Recognition engine that supports user-drawn ideographs and characters. If used, the platform developer must develop a UI.
Sample UIs are provided for Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
For more information, see Handwriting Recognition.
|Multilingual User Interface (MUI)||Enables the platform developer to create one ROM image with multiple languages, and thus allow the end-user to switch the user interface language.
For more information, see Multilingual User Interface (MUI).
|NLS||Provides National Language Support.|
|Transcriber Handwriting Recognition Application||The Transcriber is a Handwriting Recognition application for English (US), German, and French. It recognizes all handwriting, cursive or printed. In addition to recognizing letters, numbers, and words, the Transcriber recognizes common symbols and various control gestures.
For more information, see Transcriber Handwriting Recognizer Application Overview.
|Unicode Surrogates||Supports handling and display of Unicode surrogate pairs.|
|Japanese Edit Control, Level 2||Supports edit control level 2 as a default.
For more information, see Japanese Edit Control.
|Japanese IMEs||Supports three IMEs:
|Japanese Input Methods||Supports the following Input Methods:
|Korean IME||Supports IME97. The Korean IME kernel and UI mode have been separated. The UI module is a customizable sample. You can choose between a horizontal and a vertical candidate list.
For more information, see Korean IME.
|Korean IMs||Supports the following Input Methods:
For more information, see Korean Input Methods.
|Simplified Chinese IMEs||Supports the following IMEs:
|Simplified Chinese Shuang Pin IM||A Simplified Chinese input method (IM) with a soft keyboard now allows Shuang Pin input. This IM is tied closely to the Shuang Pin Pocket IME.
For more information, see Simplified Chinese Input Method.
|GB18030 converter||Supports data conversion of the PRC GB18030 standard to Windows CE encoding standard for Simplified Chinese.
Fore more information, see GB18030 Data Converter.
|Traditional Chinese IMEs||Supports the following IMEs:
For more information, see Traditional Chinese Pocket IME.
|Traditional Chinese IMs||Supports the following Input Methods
For more information, see Traditional Chinese Input Methods.
Modules and Components
The following table shows modules and components that support the Internationalization features of the operating system.
|Agfa Font Compression||gwes||decompdrv|
|Handwriting Recognition engine (USA)||hwxusa||None|
|Multilingual User Interface (MUI)||coredll||multui|
|National Language Support (NLS)||coredll||coreloc|
|Transcriber Handwriting Recognition Application||transcriber||None|
|Software Input Panel||coredll||coresip, softkb, largekb|
|Input Method Manager||coredll||coreimm, coreimmstub|
|Fonts and Font versions||fonts||gl_ce, gulim_1_30, gulim_1_40, gulim_1_50, gulim_1_60, mingliu, mingliu_2_70, mingliu_2_80, mingliu_2_90, msming, msgothic, msgothic_1_50, msgothic_1_60, msgothic_1_70, msgothic_1_80, msgothic_1_90, msgothic30, msmincho, simsun, simsun2_20, simsun_2_50, simsun_2_60, simsun_2_70, simsun_2_80, simsun_2_90, sunfon|
|East Asian language line breaking||gwes||mgfe|
|Japanese Edit Control||gwes||edctl, edimefe, edimejpn|
|Japanese Pocket IME||imejpp||imejppui, imeskdic, imejpp_dic_s, imejpp_dic_n|
|Japanese IME 3.0||imjp30||imjp30k, imjp30t, imjp30m, imjp30u, imjp30ux, imjp30dx, imjp30c, imjp30s|
|Japanese on-screen keyboard for Katakana||mskana||None|
|Japanese on-screen keyboard for western alphabet||msroma||None|
|Japanese Search by Radical IM||msradlist||None|
|Japanese Search by Stroke IM||msstrklist||None|
|Japanese All Character List||msallchar||None|
|Multibox (Japanese UI for Handwriting Recognition)||hwxjpn||None|
|Korean edit control||gwes||edimefek, edimefe|
|Korean Input Method||msimk||None|
|Korean UI for Handwriting Recognition||hwxkor||None|
|Microsoft Pinyin IME 2.0||msimepy||chsime98, intlime, mspy2db1, mspy2db3, mspy2db7, mspy2dbhelp|
|Simplified Chinese Pocket IME||msimesp||None|
|Simplified Chinese Shuang Pin IM||spim||None|
|GB18030 text converter||gb18030||None|
|Traditional Chinese Phonetic Pocket IME||phonim||None|
|Traditional Chinese Chang Jei Pocket IME||pimetcdb||None|
|Traditional Chinese Phonetic IM||msimeph||None|
|Traditional Chinese Chang Jei IM||wceshellfe||chajeiim, msimecj|
|Traditional Chinese Handwriting Recognition Engine||hwxcht||None|
|Traditional Chinese UI for Handwriting Recognition||mboxcht||None|
|Chinese edit control||gwes||edimechn, edimefe|
|Pocket IME UI module for Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese||msimeuic||None|
Operating System Development Topics
Application Development Topics for Internationalization
Last updated on Friday, April 09, 2004
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