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Postby Hako » Sat 09.22.2007 6:15 pm

Can someone tell me how everyone's typing japanese characters? Do I have to download some kind of software or buy something??
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby hungryhotei » Sat 09.22.2007 6:21 pm

Have you had a look in the faq?
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Hako » Sat 09.22.2007 6:31 pm

Thanks, now I know. Too bad I can't do it since it says it will take up 230mb or more :@
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Feba » Sat 09.22.2007 7:11 pm

Uh, so? 230 MB is really small, even baseline computers nowadays have about 80 GB of space. If you're really that starved for space, it's probably time to get a new PC.
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby AJBryant » Sat 09.22.2007 11:06 pm

Chances are that stuff is already in the computer to begin with. I'm amazed how much crap is sitting dormant in my computer. I don't ever expect to use most of the languages my system seems to have files for...

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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby hyperconjugated » Sun 09.23.2007 2:49 am

If you need more space on your computer,
you should also check Windows Cleanup! I
ran it on my old desktop pc for the first time
and it removed about 2 GB's of temp files and
other useless junk.
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 09.23.2007 2:57 am

Space Monger is an extremely useful tool for finding and removing forgotten and unneeded crap on hard drives.

Nag screen after trial period is over.

And actually worth paying for.

You try.

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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Infidel » Sun 09.23.2007 5:56 am

Those programs would be more useful if they didn't mark my images for deletion.
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 09.23.2007 8:08 am

I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out what you're talking about, and all I can arrive at is that you didn't actually take a look at Space Monger.

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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby sei » Sun 09.23.2007 1:07 pm

I use C Cleaner. And it's really good. Click a button and it takes 1GB of useless stuff after just a month.

Uh, so? 230 MB is really small, even baseline computers nowadays have about 80 GB of space. If you're really that starved for space, it's probably time to get a new PC.


I'm thinking you're not considering people who haven't bought computer in last few years... My computer is like 6 years old and has 40 GB only. Half of that was added a couple years ago...
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Rinjii » Sun 09.23.2007 4:25 pm

What about writing Japanese on web sites? I've tried using this method to write some sentences on a web site, but it shows up as really weird characters. I've also tried setting the font (in the html) to the japanese font that I have, and that didn't work either.

Does the host have to be compatible first?
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Feba » Sun 09.23.2007 5:23 pm

I'm thinking you're not considering people who haven't bought computer in last few years... My computer is like 6 years old and has 40 GB only. Half of that was added a couple years ago...


If you're really that starved for space, it's probably time to get a new PC.


for emphasis
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 09.23.2007 6:15 pm

Rinjii wrote:
What about writing Japanese on web sites? I've tried using this method to write some sentences on a web site, but it shows up as really weird characters. I've also tried setting the font (in the html) to the japanese font that I have, and that didn't work either.

Does the host have to be compatible first?


Have you checked the encoding in the display/view options on your browser?

In Firefox, for example:

View>Character Encoding>Auto-Detect>Japanese
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby sei » Sun 09.23.2007 6:21 pm

Feba wrote:
If you're really that starved for space, it's probably time to get a new PC.


for emphasis


Besides that not being at all a useful comment (unless you can pay for the new computer), it doesn't change the fact that your previous sentence was implying that computers have at least 80GB of space (and so 230MB could easily fit into his/her computer...). I merely rectified that computers do not all have a baseline of 80GB, unless you're only considering the very recent ones.
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RE: Typing Japanese

Postby richvh » Sun 09.23.2007 6:45 pm

If you type Japanese characters on a forum where the default encoding isn't Japanese-compatible, and your browser is Internet Explorer, the characters will wind up messed up. If you use Firefox, they will be encoded in a way compatible with that codepage, and display properly. How other browsers behave, I have no idea.
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