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Installing Japanese Support and Writing Japanese in Windows

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Postby Jason » May 27th, 2007 3:31 pm

aak1 wrote:Hey.
I got a little problem here.
I'm refering to the link: ... e.htm#sec3

I dont get that ... tinput.jpg
icon on the taskbar.

Does the language bar show up at all? If it does, you may need to right click on it and choose "Adjust language bar positon" to be able to see the whole thing.
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Postby aak1 » May 29th, 2007 11:50 pm

Arigato gozaimashita!

有賀と 御座いました。

ありがと ございました。

Both correct?

But I still got a little problem with my dates, times and days. They show in japanese. Down in the right corner, it is japanese. Even though my language is set to norwegian

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Postby TheProfessorOne » June 24th, 2007 12:18 am

Wow this is awesome!

I can now demonstrate my lack of knowledge of ひらがな.。。。。

ぜこちょです! :lol:

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Postby Ulver_684 » June 29th, 2007 4:27 am

Yes I agree even we don't know what we're typing :?

TheProfessorOne wrote:Wow this is awesome!

I can now demonstrate my lack of knowledge of ひらがな.。。。。

ぜこちょです! :lol:


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Postby Fedgrub » July 17th, 2007 3:20 pm

This was so helpful, thankyou!

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Postby auau » August 30th, 2007 5:53 pm

however, i typed japanese in the notepad then copy and paste here. How can i just type japanese in here? or it couldn't?

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Postby jemstone » September 25th, 2007 11:29 pm

kind of late... but if you're still lurking about, here's your reply...

you can type 日本語 directly into the forum. it's the same as typing it into your notepad. just make sure when you are about to type a post or a message, keep an eye on the language bar. it has a tendency to jump back to English when you click certain places.

while you're typing the post, you can also switch back and forth between english and japanese by changing the language bar.

you'll get the hang of it after awhile.

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Re: Installing Japanese Support and Writing Japanese in Wind

Postby Pepsi » October 14th, 2007 5:48 pm

Jason wrote:The following links give an excellent step-by-step overview of how to setup a non-Japanese Windows system to be able to display Japanese text and how you can enter it yourself.

Installing Japanese support
Writing in Japanese

The links are dead :cry:

Ok, just googled and found sth about it.


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Just what I was looking for!

Postby Xakko » January 8th, 2008 4:49 am

Thank you so much!! It was just my luck that the first blog regarding Japanese writing that I clicked on told me how to set up Japanese on my system! XD Thank you so much!! X)


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Postby duncane » January 29th, 2008 4:46 pm

I couldn't get these directions to work for W2000 (no WORD maybe?)

But this worked: ... 00_install

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Good writing tablet for kanji entry using IME/Win 7?

Postby Andygakusei » May 3rd, 2010 4:41 am


Anyone have any recommendations regarding a good writing tablet to enter Japanese kanji/hiragana/katakana using the IME Pad of the Windows 7 Japanese keyboard entry setup? I am currently using a mouse right now for entry but I think it would be a lot easier with a tablet. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Installing Japanese Support and Writing Japanese in Wind

Postby yuuzar9074 » October 12th, 2013 10:36 pm

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but I purchased a laptop in China, and I am absolutely unable to type in Japanese. I easily installed the windows version on the laptop that I purchased in the United States, but am having trouble with all electronics (computers, cellphones) that I have bought in China. Does anyone know a workaround? I have also tried to install the google version, but no luck on my Chinese laptop.

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