If you use non-English keyboards and locales, you can use an IME (input method editor) that is installed in the local client system to send non-English characters to a remote desktop.
You can use hot keys and icons in the notification area (system tray) of the local client system to switch to a different IME. You do not need to install an IME on the remote desktop.
When this feature is enabled, the local IME is used. If an IME is installed and configured on the remote desktop, that remote IME is ignored.
This feature is disabled by default.
- Verify that one or more IMEs are installed in the client system.
- Verify that the input language on the local client system matches the language used in the IME.
- Start Horizon Client and connect to a server.
- Open the Settings dialog box for the remote desktop.
- Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner of the desktop and application selection window and select the remote desktop in the left pane.
- Right-click the remote desktop in the desktop and application selection window and select Settings.
- Select Extend the local IME to this desktop.
- Start the remote desktop and use the local IME as you might use it with locally installed applications.
A new VMware IME is activated on the remote desktop automatically, and the IME conversion status is synchronized in each direction between the local client system and the remote desktop.
The language designation and an icon for the IME appear in the notification area (system tray) of the local client system. You can use hot keys to switch to a different language or IME. Key combinations that perform certain actions, such as CTRL+X for cutting text and Alt+Right Arrow for moving to a different tab, work correctly.