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FAQ: Where to get the Wubi Input Method

Wubi Zixing Windows installation, purchase, or free download

Q: How do I enable Wubi Zixing input in Windows?

A: Microsoft Wubi is available in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10! For other versions of Windows, it can be obtained elsewhere.  (If you have a different OS, you may already have Wubi! See the Android and Ubuntu IME pages.)


Windows 8 Microsoft WubiThe Microsoft Wubi input method is in the "Simplified, China" and "Simplified, Singapore" language settings of Windows 8.1 and later.

To find it, just follow my instructions for Windows 8 or Windows 10 Pinyin setup, and select Wubi instead.



Google IMEGoogle Input Tools includes a Wubi IME for use on any web page or web application in the Chrome browser, in Windows or any other OS, or of course in the Chrome OS.

This is the Google page on those IMEs, and if that looks good then from there you can go to the Home page to download: new site



For Windows 10, 8, 7 (and maybe XP), there is also:

Wangma Logothe original Wubi Zixing, direct from the source, new site
and here's a Wubi discussion forum in Chinese, new site


There are many free variations out there. I'll let you be the judge of which is best:

Sougou Input Methods logoSougou Windows 10/9/7/XP, new site
Freewb (极点五笔), new site
and also New Concept (新概念五笔) & training software (五笔快打) which keep moving so just search for those.


Chinese Plus boxWubi input has also been included in many third-party suites, but last time I checked most had not been updated since Windows XP.

For example, Chinese Plus and Chinese Star were distributed in the USA with English and Chinese instructions and support from a company called Suntendy. I believe Suntendy is out of business, but you may still be able to search for downloads of those software products.


Some form of Wubi is also available in many IMEs for Android and Ubuntu. Please let me know if any of these links expire or if I can help you with anything else. (Except actually typing with Wubi! I'm "Pinyin" Joe after all.  :-) 

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