To become more accustomed to looking at Chinese characters, or even forcing yourself to have to learn more, then changing the default language on your computer is an excellent way to start – when you’re stuck looking at a list of Chinese commands there’s no option but to learn them.
In Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise Edition this is relatively easy to do, and it can be done in XP although not so easily so XP won’t be covered right now. By far the easiest operating system to change the display language in is Mac OS X, just follow these simple instructions:
1. Open the System Preferences Panel
If you have any questions about this tip, or and ideas about other tips that are useful for learning Chinese please let us know below!
(Thanks Chris for reminding me to do this tip)