[Solved] “Traditional Chinese IME Is Not Ready Yet”

If Windows displays a message saying “Traditional Chinese IME is not ready yet”, the language pack is usually the one responsible. The best solution is to uninstall and reinstall the Chinese language pack. You will also have other options like installing additional language packs, creating a new user account, etc. Read to the end to learn what must be done to be able to use Chinese on your PC.

Causes

Language Pack 

In layman’s terms, to use the language they want on their computers, Windows users must download and install the corresponding language pack. Assuming that the process ends in success, people could start using the language. On the other hand, if the language pack experiences issues, it’s only natural for Windows to show messages about Input Method Editor (IME) not being ready. Thus, it’s a good idea to give your Traditional Chinese language pack some thought if Traditional Chinese IME is not ready. 

User Account

Like everything else on computers, user accounts could get corrupted which leads to a wide range of hassles. You keep getting the message about “Traditional Chinese IME is not ready yet”? Then there is a good chance that corruption exists in your user account.

Solutions

Solution 1: Uninstall & Reinstall Language Pack

Note: If you currently set Chinese as the primary language, change it. 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Time & Language then choose Language.
  • Step 3: Under Windows display language, click the dropdown menu then pick another language apart from Chinese. 

Uninstall Language Pack

  • Step 1: Press Windows + X to open Quick Link Menu then hit Windows PowerShell (Admin) to open PowerShell with administrator privileges.
  • Step 2: In Windows PowerShell (Admin), run the command Get-WinUserLanguageList to view all available languages on your computer. 
  • Step 3: Note down the Language Tag of Chinese. 
  • Step 4: Proceed to run each of the commands down below in Windows PowerShell (Admin),
    • $LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
    • $MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq “X”

Note: X stands for the language tag of Chinese you have noted down earlier.

    • $LangList.Remove($MarkedLang)
    • Set-WinUserLanguageList$LangList -Force
  • Step 5: After you finish, restart your computer. 

Reinstall Language Pack

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Time & Language then choose Language.
  • Step 3: Scroll down to Preferred language, hit Add a language and type Chinese in the search bar.
  • Step 4: Click Next and check the checkboxes next to Install a language pack and Set as my Windows Display language. Feel free to pick additional features like Handwriting.  Afterward, hit Install then allow the process to go from start to finish. 
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Solution 2: Install Another Language

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Time & Language then choose Language.
  • Step 3: Scroll down to Preferred language, hit Add a language then type a language that you understand in the search bar.
  • Step 4: Click Next and check the checkboxes next to Install a language pack and Set as my Windows Display language. 
  • Step 5: Hit Install then restart your computer. When the screen comes back on, change back to Chinese and determine whether the issue persists.

Solution 3: Create A New User Account

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select Accounts and choose Family & other users.
  • Step 2: Git Add someone else to this PC under Other users. 
  • Step 3: Pick I don’t have this person’s sign-in information then choose Add a user without a Microsoft account. 
  • Step 4: Enter your preferred username and password then click Next.
  • Step 5: Press the Windows key + L to go to the sign-in screen, sign in using the new user account and see how things turn out. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I change the keyboard layout in Windows 10?

You can change the keyboard layouts on Windows 10 in several ways. One of which is by pressing and holding the Windows key and then using the Spacebar to select your preferred layout. Besides that, you could navigate to the right side of the taskbar, click the language abbreviation then pick your preferred input language. 

Is it possible to use emojis on Windows?

Windows 10 supports the use of emojis and could enter an emoji into your text in two ways: Windows + semicolon (;) or Windows + period(.). Regardless, you could pick the emoji you intend to use.

What are the most common keyboard shortcuts?

  • Ctrl + C to copy
  • Ctrl + V to paste 
  • Ctrl+A to select all
  • Ctrl + X to cut
  • Ctrl + Z to undo
  • Ctrl + Y to redo
  • Ctrl + P to print
  • Ctrl + B to bold
  • Ctrl + U to italicize

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