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Neverending New Beginnings: Typing in Japanese (日本語)

3 Mar 2007

Posted by

Haruka Takahashi

Typing in Japanese (日本語)

(originally posted at

Please stop bothering me on how to type in Japanese appear as you type (like Wei Ji) because the steps are complicated and may vary on the operating system. In addition, there are additional steps required if you don't have a Japanese keyboard and want to switch between higarana, katakana and half-width alfanumeric characters without using the mouse to select (useful if you want to type quickly or in full-screen mode). If you really want to know go and search for it with keywords like "japanese", "input", "IME" and so on. If you simply don't understand what people are talking about, just buy a keyboard (or new pc if you can't be bothered with adjusting the settings or want the pc to be in that language) from there. Akihabara (秋葉原/あきはばら) in Tokyo (東京/とうきょう) is a good place to look for electronic (and anime) related products. The picture attached to this post is an example (from wikipedia) of the layout of the keyboard.
PS. Mark and Tiara said that there is a class outing on 20-25 March. There will be ice skating and eating at seoul garden (all-you-can-eat). You can ask people like kel win and leslie for more info.