For the third time

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For the third time

Post by kanadajin » Tue 05.31.2005 8:02 pm

I will ask this question Once more ! I'll try to make it as specific as possible although i'm not that good at that.

How do you use Kanji, hiragana, and Katakana using the computer !
I downloaded the pack thing so my pc can read kanji, katakana, and hiragana but i don't know how to use them.

Some one please help!
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RE: For the third time

Post by clay » Tue 05.31.2005 10:05 pm


do you have Microsoft's IME installed? If not, you will need to download that. I have found it on by just searching for 'Japanese IME'

You may have the fonts downloaded to display Japanese, but not the IME for writing.


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RE: For the third time

Post by Kojiki » Tue 05.31.2005 10:36 pm

Basically, when you've downloaded and installed the IME for your version of Microsoft Office and for the language that you want, you'll open up a new Word Document (for example). When you do, a small blue box should open up on your toolbar with the letters "EN" in it. Right click it and choose Japanese. Then you can choose from several options including Hiragana and Katakana. Just play around with it and you'll figure it out ^^. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
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The Tale of Genji (currently)
The Kojiki (next in line)
The Houshin Engi (if I can find an English or Modern Japanese translation)

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