I want to write Inoue Akane. I can write Inoue (井上) but I can't write Akane.
How would you change アカネ／あかね to 茜? It doesn't show up on the kanji bar thing (when you write in hiragana and you have to change it to kanji) so am I writing Akane wrong?
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First of all, you are doing everything correctly by typing
akane in hiragana mode, which should give you
あかね, and trying to convert it to kanji.
In the list of suggestions when trying to convert あかね, you should get 茜 as a suggestion (my IME has it). If this doesn't work for you, you should be able to get it by its other reading せん.
If neither あかね nor せん convert to 茜 in your IME, you should always be able to add it as an option (in the "custom dictionary") to your IME. (Doing this, however, becomes a tech support question, which is off-topic for this site. You should be able to find a tutorial online for your IME.)