Questions tagged [input-method]

For questions regarding the use of Input Method Editors (such as Anthy) when entering Japanese text into a computer.

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Why is the space so big/wide in the Japanese IME compared to the English IME?

And is there a way to type a narrower, English style space while in the Japanese IME? (Like a key combination?)
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Why does the IME give me “←” when I type “zh”?

I accidentally typed "zh" using the Japanese IME on macOS Sierra. Surprisingly, "zh" turned into a "←" character! Why does it do this? I would have expected it to produce just "zh", like it does with ...
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Difference between the two “o” kana, and how to input them from romaji keyboard?

In Japanese, what is the difference between the two "o" kana (the お at the top of the list and the other "o" usually listed at the bottom rightmost entry of the hiragana our katakana chart. I can't ...
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How do I write Akane in Japanese? [closed]

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 ...
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Is 芸姑 a real word?

Do IMEs offer gibberish non-words when they make suggestions? I know that there's many words that have the same pronunciation, and therefore users of IMEs have to choose the correct one. I think 感じ (...
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微温い versus 温い versus ぬくい versus ぬるい

According to WWWJDIC, ぬるい and ぬくい are both written 温い. Anthy and the iOS Japanese input systems agree. However a native speaker and the input of an electronic dictionary (広辞苑)say that 温い is read ...
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With MS IME, how do I type パーティー? [closed]

With MS IME, how do I type パーティー? I can't seem to get the tiny イ. I am typing pa-tei- and getting パーテイー.
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How to type こんにちは (not こんにちわ) with windows Japanese keyboard [closed]

Google spells こんにちは as こんにちは but when I type "konnnichiwa" I've got こんにちわ and if I do space I've got : コンニチワ ... maybe don't need to trust google here ? or there is some another way to write it
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How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document? [closed]

(I apologize if this question is off-topic on Japanese.SE or is more suitable for SuperUser). I like to write computer notes about what I learn in Japanese. From time to time, I would like to be able ...
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How to write hiragana and katakana in Windows? [closed]

How to write hiragana and katakana in Windows (XP/Vista/7)? My current locale is Swedish and I have a hard time writing hiragana and katakana characters. Usually I have a txt-file open in notepad and ...