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Re: Japanese Keyboard?

Postby furrykef » Sat 02.07.2009 12:46 am

Sairana wrote:You won't be able to use your Japanese keyboard natively unless you are using a Japanese OS.


Huh? Surely the Japanese Windows uses the same IME and everything? The only difference I know of is you just gotta go through a little extra configuration crap on non-Japanese Windows.

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Re: Japanese Keyboard?

Postby Sairana » Sat 02.07.2009 8:09 am

furrykef wrote:
Sairana wrote:You won't be able to use your Japanese keyboard natively unless you are using a Japanese OS.


Huh? Surely the Japanese Windows uses the same IME and everything? The only difference I know of is you just gotta go through a little extra configuration crap on non-Japanese Windows.

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As much as I've been able to find out, no, it's not exactly the same. Much like some Japanese software won't run on an English OS, the software just doesn't expect a Japanese keyboard. Sure, you can go to great lengths to make your OS think it's Japanese, but that pretty much FUBARs a lot of your English-language applications and also makes your backslash into the yen symbol... not just on your keyboard, but file paths and crap, too.

Changing your OS like that is a bigger headache than you probably hope it would be. But be my guest.
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Re: Japanese Keyboard?

Postby furrykef » Sat 02.07.2009 10:06 am

Oh, well, yeah, that's true. Though it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of those apps would still be broken on a real Japanese OS, too.

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Re: Japanese Keyboard?

Postby nelleyz » Sat 05.30.2009 3:01 am

i was wondering if there is a way to find out the exact model number of a laptop keyboard ? I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-9337 and need to change my keyboard (dropped stuff on it). thanks a lot!
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