Good news to all MS Windows XP/Vista/7 users who need to type Chinese characters using IME!
Microsoft has just released Microsoft Pinyin (MSPY 微软拼音输入法) 2010 which is free to download and install to upgrade the existing Chinese IME in your MS Windows operating system.
This new release of MSPY 2010 is jointly developed by Microsoft and Harbin Institute of Technology (哈尔滨工业大学) in HeiLongJiang, China. In fact, its beta testing version has been made available to the public since last year, and now it is finally officially released. It is expected to also bundled as part of the coming MS Office 2010.
MSPY 2010 loads up much faster than the previous MSPY 2007, and also has faster respond to keyboard typing.
By using MSPY 2010, we can type Chinese faster as it is more accurate in getting the correct words we want, and it supports short-cut input style as well as intelligent word predictions.
MSPY 2010 supports 2 different input styles, namely Simple Fast (简捷) and New Experience (新体验).
The Simple Fast typing style looks like this:
MSPY 2010 can accurately predict many new Internet jargons. It also supports a vast variety of professional dictionaries to get more accurate results.
If you are still using the old IME to type Chinese in Windows, I'll recommend you to try out this MSPY 2010.
Click here to go to the official website and download page of Microsoft PinYin 2010.
PS: If you face problem in using Regional and Language Options to assign the keyboard sequence for calling out the input method, you can make use of IMETool to set your preferred keyboard sequence, and it never fail you.