B. Download WinVNKey & Type Vietnamese
C. Type other languages
D. Type Han Nom
E. Last word
For typing Vietnamese only on
the computer, we have so many keyboard driver to be used, for example:
WinVNKey, UniKey, VPSKeys, GoTiengViet, Vietkey, etc .... But when we need
to type a few letters of a foreign language in the article, for example:
French, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Norwegian, etc. ..., then
we can only use WinVNKey. The other Vietnamese keyboards is not supported
The focus of this article is guiding how to use WinVNKey to type more than
30 languages. Besides, there are other short instructions on: how to
download WinVNKey, how to type Vietnamese and Han-Nom.
B. Download WinVNKey & Type
WinVNKey is free. In WinVNKey home page http://winvnkey.sf.net, click the
word "Download", will appear the page containing the versions.
Let download the latest version.
Those who have not mastered the computer, or are new to Vietnamese
keyboard, can read the basic tutorial “Download
WinVNKey & Type Vietnamese” to know how to download and type
Vietnamese. Please see the following link: http://chuvietnhanh.sf.net/Download-Winvnkey-and-Type-Vietnamese.htm
This article told how to:
- Download, install and start WinVNKey.
- Type Vietnamese in the typing methods: VIQR, VNI, Telex, Microsoft.
• What languages?
It is easy to type more than 30 languages (alphabetically):
Czech (Czech Republic - Czechia)
Danish ( Denmark)
Finnish ( Finland)
French ( France)
Hiragana (a Japanese writing system - Japan)
Katakana (the simplest type in the letters written in Japanese - Japan)
Latvian (language of Lavia)
Dutch (Holland / Netherlands)
Pali (the language of sacrifice, Indo-Aryan group)
Pinyin (Chinese word is the Latin)
• How to type other languages ?
To type other languages, we just
do few steps:
Main page of WinVNKey > Click the "Languages" tab.
WinVNKey will open the page "Languages" includes two small
frames: First frame have a list of 31 languages as above > we tick the
language that we want > Immediately, the next frame will be displayed a
table showing how to type in keyboard to have the text of the selected
Example: Tick the language
"German", a table showing how to type in keyboard to have the
text of "German" will be as follows:
a% → ä
A% → Ä
b|3 → ß
o% → ö
O% → Ö
u% → ü
U% → Ü
copy the above table on paper .
"OK" button, then we look at the paper and begin typing.
If we want to edit any language file, then highlight or tick the file and
click "Edit File" button below > WinVNKey will open a frame
"Edit Language" to change.
D. Type Han
For typing Han Nom, we must download the version that support Han Nom from
WinVNKey home page.
Instructions in the "Articles
about the function of typing Han Nom by WinVNKey" (written in
Vietnamese only) is a summary to help the beginners in typing Han Nom by
WinVNKey first time or for users wanting to understand more thoroughly the
methods of typing Han Nom. Please see the instructions at the following
E. Last word
WinVNKey is not only a multilingual keyboard, but also a versatile
keyboard. To understand the other various functions, please see the article
the special functions of WinVNKey”at: http://chuvietnhanh.sf.net/understanding-the-special-functions-of-winvnkey.htm
WinVNKey is versatile as MS Word. And Unikey, VPSKeys, ... is as simple as
Notepad. Because more capabilities, the interface of WinVNKey is more
complex than other keyboard drivers, likewise MS Word looks more
complicated than Notepad. That is a price to pay for more functionalities.
Therefore, only any people keen to learn WinVNKey or MS Word, then they
could use of all of its advanced features.
- Author of Vietnamese original
document: Hoc Dinh
Ngo & Tu Binh Tran
- Author of English translation:
Tu Binh Tran
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