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Hajimemashite 
3rd-Aug-2010 09:08 am
sankaku kuri
Ohayo minna san.
Hajimemashite
watashi wa Winar244 desu ^^

I saw this community on spotlight and check it out.
I learn Japanese language from anime & dorama & uta (songs) too hehehe... XD but I still learn, not good '__'
my obsession is go to Japan & stay at there hahahaha... ^@^)

Dozo Yoroshiku onegaishimasu ^^

Comments 
6th-Aug-2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Have you gone to control panel > clock, language, and region > change keyboards or other input methods > change keyboards > add > and then select Japanese?

I promise you'll be able to get this working. :) I have Windows 7, too, and you don't need a CD to install it.
8th-Aug-2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh my god-- it just suddenly started working~! I was apparently activating it on one page and typing on another O.o Didn't think that'd affect it as such...
Either way! I had fun drawing the hiragana alphabet all over my keyboard ^^ Gonna be confusing learning this odd configuration (although it's actually just about as logical as the Roman letters' orientation, now that I think about it :/), but I'm so excited!

有り難うございます... uh, however you do the exclamation point...

IME question: how do you type katakana?? ...and a period
8th-Aug-2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you gotta be careful that you're active on the page you want to type in Japanese on, and then switch the language. :)

I don't use the Japanese layout to type out in Japanese, and nor does most Japanese people. ^^; On the language bar, hit "Tools" then "Properties" (you may have to click on "JP" and then "Show the Language Bar" if it's set in your start menu). I'd change the input method to romaji so that your life will be easier when typing, and in that case, all the punctuation will remain the same.

どういたしまして :)

What I do is write a word in hiragana - i.e., my name: うぃっとにー, and then instead of pressing space to turn it into kanji, you press F7: ウィットニー. (Half-width katakana is F8: ウィットニー.)
8th-Aug-2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah... now I feel like a total moron for having all that trouble when the solution was so simple *embarassed lol*

Ohmygod, thank you. Roomaji's infinately easier to type than learning an all new keyboard ^^' Somehow I managed to memorize half of it in four hours practice, though O.o Huh...

Oo~! That's so much easier than what I ended up doing: typing one kana and going through the list 'til it turned into katakana (talk about labor intensive XP)

有り難うございます~!
Hee hee ^^ The squiggly line and exclamation point worked this time...
9th-Aug-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
It is definitely much easier to type using romaji~

Again, you're very welcome. :) One thing to keep in mind is that you'll pretty much never see "arigatou" written in kanji - just hiragana.
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