Software input panel versus software keyboard
- Clients - Windows 8
In previous versions of Windows, Software Keyboard is used to input characters without a physical keyboard. Soft Input Panel (SIP) is designed to improve the input experience on Windows 8 touch devices. The East Asian SIP sends the character codes instead of sending v-key events, which is different from how the Software Keyboard behaves. If the application or the website handles the key events only, it may not work as expected.
Users can use the standard layout instead of optimized layout. The other option is to use English SIP.
Build date: 8/14/2013