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How do I copy Chinese characters from the Touch Keyboard?

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    How do I copy Chinese characters from the Touch Keyboard?


    Here is a screenshot of the step I'm stuck at:

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    I have written a Chinese character on the touch keyboard but I can't seem to copy it so I can paste it elsewhere such as a search engine.

    How do I copy Chinese characters from the Touch Keyboard to paste elsewhere such as search engines?

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I only run English, but when you run another language, do you have a Character Map for those symbols.

    On my touch keyboard, holding certain keys will show additional options. You may also have an option to use different styles of keyboards which needs to be enabled in the PC settings area and then you can select the configuration from the keyboard.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    I only run English, but when you run another language, do you have a Character Map for those symbols.

    On my touch keyboard, holding certain keys will show additional options. You may also have an option to use different styles of keyboards which needs to be enabled in the PC settings area and then you can select the configuration from the keyboard.
    I do have a character map that includes Chinese characters but there are so many that it would take me forever to find the ones I want! Is there a way to narrow down the characters using the touch keyboard?

    Which keys will show additional options? How would I enable this in the PC settings area?
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    normally, you will have to select a input field before you start writing, like how you are going to use keyboard and type
    then press the large purple "插入"button to insert the word you wrote
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sigure View Post
    normally, you will have to select a input field before you start writing, like how you are going to use keyboard and type
    then press the large purple "插入"button to insert the word you wrote
    Thanks! That solved it!
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