Hope College lab computers now have the ability to read and
write Japanese Characters.
Documents and Emails in Japanese
up the application you wish to write in. (Word, Excel ,
alt+shift. The Icon in the bottom right corner of the screen
should change. Do this until it turns into a JA.
new box should appear in the bottom right corner. The first
box allows you to change between Hiragana, Katakana, and
on the A brings up a menu. The first Choice is Hiragana.
The Second is Katakana, the last is Romanji.
the alphabet you wish and you may begin to type. As you
type it will appear in Romanji until you finish the character.
When you complete a word it will be underlined. If you hit
the Space bar you will be able to select Kanji for that
word or you may hit enter to lock the word in.
Web Sites Written In Japanese
Japanese may not be a default Character
set. If you can not view Japanese characters then...
- Click on View
-> Encoding -> More and Select Japanese (Auto-Select)
setting is not for Japanese letters, so you need to change
the document code set.
the pointer on the "VIEW" and choose "encoding" on the bottom,
then choose "Japanese".
you can read the Web sites written in Japanese!!
need to find out what version of Windows you are running and
what version of Microsoft Office.
If you are running Office
2000 or higher on a windows computer you can download the
Global IME from Microsoft and write in Japanese on your own
98 and Office 2000
Select Product Updates and answer yes when a pop up box appears.
At the bottom it will have an option for Japanese language. Download
all the suggest Japanese language support there.
2000 and Office 2000
Select the option from the pull down list for Microsoft Global IME 5.02
for Japanese - with Language Pack
2000 or Windows XP with Office XP
To Type and Change Into Kanji Characters
BAR : transcribe from Hiragana to Kanji or Katakana
(Enter) key : Decide
+ Arrow : change the word unit.
Romanized Japanese from keyboard and it appears as HIRAGANA.
- Push "Space
Bar" to change them into KANJI character or KATAKANA
you don't like it push "Space" again, then you can get more
you think it is OK, push "Return"
You can change the word unit by pushing "Shift" + "Arrow"