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japanese tablet software

Postby luky » Thu 10.25.2007 5:29 pm

rather than use ime, does anybody know of a good (preferably free) software that i can use to input japanese characters with my tablet? i've looked at a couple like SignTap, but frankly, i just don't trust the internet anymore. anybody else here use a tablet?
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby richvh » Thu 10.25.2007 6:18 pm

You could use the IMEpad portion of the IME to input through your tablet.
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby luky » Thu 10.25.2007 8:47 pm

after 2 arduous hours of searching through offline help files and microsoft's loophole-ridden knowledge base, i've learned that i can't install ime but i can input japanese text with the language bar on xp sp2. however, i need to install some microsoft japanese handwriting recognition crap in order to use my tablet. the process that language bar help tells me to follow doesn't do anything at all.

i know this isn't a technical support site, but in the extreme chance that somebody else here has been through this before, please... help.
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby saraLynne » Thu 10.25.2007 8:59 pm

The language bar has a feature on it called IMEPad. XP SP2's language bar IS the IME... or rather, how you access the IME. You'd have to do it one character at a time, though.

I know of no software personally that will just type kanji as you write it on a tablet (or with a mouse). Sorry!
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby richvh » Thu 10.25.2007 9:38 pm

The IME you can download from the Microsoft site is for Win98 & ME; when you installed East Asian language support and chose the Japanese language bar, you installed the IME for XP.
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby luky » Thu 10.25.2007 10:06 pm

i guess the language bar is the ime like you say, and i can insert japanese characters via romaji, but as for ime pad or handwriting recognition, my problem's gone beyond the scope of microsoft's troubleshooting remedies. oh well; i guess i'll have to type in kanji like the commonfolk...
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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby saraLynne » Fri 10.26.2007 12:15 am

Maximize the Language Bar.
Switch to Japanese mode (JP)
Click the toolbox (tooltip actually says, "Tools")
Click "IMEpad"

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RE: japanese tablet software

Postby luky » Sat 10.27.2007 12:15 pm

ありがとう, saraLynne; that worked. for some reason i couldn't get to ime pad until i pulled the language bar out of the start bar. now only the japanese language stands in my way...
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