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 published applications.

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 server that hosts the published application.

When this feature is enabled, the local IME is used. If an IME is installed and configured on the server that hosts the published application, that remote IME is ignored.

This feature is disabled by default. When you enable or disable this feature, you must disconnect from the server and log in again before the change takes effect.


  • 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.


  1. Start Horizon Client and connect to a server.
  2. In the desktop and application selector window, right-click a published application and select Settings.
  3. In the Applications pane, toggle the Extend the local IME to hosted applications option to on.
  4. Restart the session.
    Option Action
    Log off of the server Disconnect from the server, log in again, and reconnect to the published application. You can resume the published applications, which were disconnected but not closed, and any remote desktops.
    Reset the applications

    Right-click a published application, select Settings, and click Reset. When you use this option, any open remote desktops are not disconnected, but all published applications are closed and must be restarted.

    The setting takes effect only after you restart the session. The setting applies to all published applications on the server.
  5. Use the local IME as you might use it with locally installed applications.


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.

Note: On Windows 8.x systems, you can specify hot keys for IMEs by using the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, which is available at Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and Languages tab > Change Keyboards button > Text Services and Input Languages > Advanced Key Settings tab).