How to Type Vietnamese in Hotmail


  1. After signing into your Hotmail account, go to Compose.
  2. From the File Menu, go to View, Encoding and unselect the AutoSelect option.
  3. Go to the icon tray, you will see the VNI UNICODE keyboard icon.
  4. When you click on the icon, the VNI UNICODE keyboard will switch between English and Vietnamese language. You may also use teh combination of keys "Alt + Z" to switch the language mode. Keep the VNI UNICODE keyboard on Vietnamese mode.
  5. Now, you can go to the text field of your Hotmail and begin writing in Vietnamese.
  6. If for some reason, the Vietnamese characters do no display correctly, go to View, Encoding and select on the option "Unicode (UTF-8)"

Note: To type in Vietnamese language, you can type according to VNI Tan Ky method as displayed. You can type the vowel first and followed by one or few of number key from 1 to 0 to add Vietnamese accents to the vowel.

For example, to type in "Chuùc möøng naêm môùi" in the edit box, you must type "Chu", type number 1 and continue typing "Chuùc". To type "möøng", type "mu", type number 7, 2 and continue typing "möøng". To type "naêm", type in "na", type number 8 and continue typing "naêm". To type "môùi", type in "mo", type number 7, 1 and continue typing "môùi".