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How do you type kanj

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Sat 10.06.2007 10:35 am

I have already figured out how to type regular Japaese on the computer,a few years ago.  Now I am quite curious as how to type Kanji charachters ib the computer.  Is there like an ALT system for it?  Thanks much!!!   :)
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私はブリタニです。

Yo soy una gringa quien hablo español, y estoy feliz porque español es en mi vida!

Currently learning 9/80 level 4 かんじ。

I know basically all of the ひらがな, but only know about 20 カタカナ!

えんぴつはどこですか?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby aKuMu » Sat 10.06.2007 10:41 am

What's regular Japanese? If it's not writing in kana / kanji then it must mit romaji, and i don't know what's there to figure out about :|

BTW guess what's the FAQ for.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Sat 10.06.2007 10:51 am

I already looked in the FAQ, but I’ll look again.  Maybe I am blind, lol.  Anyway, when I said regular Japanese, I meant kana, yes.  I guess I need to be more specific.
ねこがだいすきですか?

私はブリタニです。

Yo soy una gringa quien hablo español, y estoy feliz porque español es en mi vida!

Currently learning 9/80 level 4 かんじ。

I know basically all of the ひらがな, but only know about 20 カタカナ!

えんぴつはどこですか?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby hungryhotei » Sat 10.06.2007 10:56 am

I don't understand how you would be able to type in kana but not kanji? It's the same system. Did you try pressing the spacebar after writing a word?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby coco » Sat 10.06.2007 11:48 am

ねこがだいすきですか?

はブリタニです。


Welcome to TJP.
The character in bold type is kanji. ;)
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Sat 10.06.2007 5:41 pm

lol i know, and thanks. i pasted it off some where though. i am using the Microsoft IME for windows vista, and it only gives me the option for hirangana, katakana, and romaji, not kanji. do i need to download something else? thanks to all who have reponded, and i am sorry for any confusion.
ねこがだいすきですか?

私はブリタニです。

Yo soy una gringa quien hablo español, y estoy feliz porque español es en mi vida!

Currently learning 9/80 level 4 かんじ。

I know basically all of the ひらがな, but only know about 20 カタカナ!

えんぴつはどこですか?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby Teh_Freak » Sat 10.06.2007 6:00 pm

Type in a word and press the spacebar. Simple as that.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Sat 10.06.2007 6:47 pm

ありがとう! 私 人 父 母 友 Thanks so much!
ねこがだいすきですか?

私はブリタニです。

Yo soy una gringa quien hablo español, y estoy feliz porque español es en mi vida!

Currently learning 9/80 level 4 かんじ。

I know basically all of the ひらがな, but only know about 20 カタカナ!

えんぴつはどこですか?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby crowfeather » Sat 10.06.2007 7:19 pm

As I am sure you know, it is important to recognize the kanji you want to use to convey what you are trying to say.
Japanese has a lot of homophones, words that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings.
The kanji are the way to differentiate among the homophones.
After you type the kana and hit the space bar a kanji will appear. It is just the "best guess" by the computer.
If you right click on the kanji a drop down menu of kanji choices for your kana will appear. Then you can chose the correct kanji for your sentence.
Occassionally there is only one choice for a kanji.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby Chris Hart » Sat 10.06.2007 8:57 pm

If it works the same as the IME in XP, using hiragana mode, after typing the word, press the space bar. If the computer doesn't guess the right kanji, press the space bar again, and a menu will appear. You can then select from possibilities by (pressing the number of the correct kanji) (using the arrows and pressing enter) or (click the correct kanji with your pointing device). If you want the kana, instead of pressing the space bar, simply press enter, and it will be locked in. The above applies regardless whether you are using kana or romaji input modes.

In addition to the above, there are also programs available that will allow you to use a graphics tablet to input kanji directly, by drawing on the pad.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby xsilentxtearsx » Sat 10.06.2007 9:28 pm

oh okay. Yeah, I am still a beginner in Kanji. Thanks!!!
ねこがだいすきですか?

私はブリタニです。

Yo soy una gringa quien hablo español, y estoy feliz porque español es en mi vida!

Currently learning 9/80 level 4 かんじ。

I know basically all of the ひらがな, but only know about 20 カタカナ!

えんぴつはどこですか?
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby tanuki » Sun 10.07.2007 7:23 am

That signature seems awfully wordy.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby Feba » Sun 10.07.2007 9:32 am

do i need to download something else?

An OS that doesn't suck couldn't hurt.
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RE: How do you type ka

Postby AJBryant » Sun 10.07.2007 1:06 pm

Brittany, SHORTEN THAT SIG, please.


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