thanks for your posting, but actually I did review the postings and links here before sending mine. When you plug-in a USB japanese keyboard you should able to change the driver from an us-keyboard one to a japanese one, just by following the steps described by Greggman and in other Websites, but doing so I am not able to choose such a driver. In fact there are no more drivers listed as the current one. Of course I use IME from the beginning up, but the USB-japanese keyboard work just as plain us-keyboard.
Unfortunately it's not just me with that problem. Another person posted same issue at Greggman Website, and I wrote also into there, before posting here. No clue so far.
Any help would be really appreciated.
mariyo wrote:Hi Pablo-san,
You need to set up IME (see Bueller's link : http://greggman.com/japan/xp-ime/xp-ime.htm), even if you attach a Japanese keyboard. You also need to define the shortcut you want in order to switch from romaji (Latin alphabet) to hiragana or katakana. As far as I know, the Japanese keyboards are very similar to the US keyboards, with the exception that they have a key designated to be linked to access the IME (the button is located at the top left of the keyboard).
Hope this helps,
Mariyoekeko wrote:Hi Friends,
I have english Windows XP SP2 on my laptop. I got a USB Japanese keyboard in Akihabara, and I what I want is to use all that shortcuts from the japanese keyboard (it means, typing "t" would give me か and not just "t"). I searched around the web and still got no solution. so far I can use it just as a us-keyboard.
Dont know if this is anyway possible at all. by the way, once I installed japanese Windows on a desktop PC and used this keyboard and it worked as expected. Problem is when you try to do the same in english Windows....
If anyone has any idea, I would appreciate you let me know.
thanks in advance,