orb3000 · Sep 17, 2010 at 03:00 am

Japanese Display and Input Addon for WM

Do you speak Japanese as your primary language? Then, this app presented some time ago by XDA member flinx1 will be of your interest. This add-on enables display and input of Japanese characters. If you have other Japanese enabling software, please remove it before installing this one.
The developer originally presented it for Raphael and Diamond devices, but should work on other Windows Mobile devices with VGA/WVGA resolutions as well, after installing a soft reset must be done.

Originally posted by flinx1
What this does is that it enables display and input of Japanese characters. It can for instance be used to read web pages, or together with a dictionary program such as EBPocket and commercial dictionaries.

USAGE NOTES: READ THIS FIRST

This .cab is designed for a CLEAN/HARD RESET device. If you have other Japanese enabling software like decuma, CE-star, letsjapan etc. installed, remove them. I have no idea how they might interact with each other without testing. This file is a single install that has everything you need and want to get JP display and input working. If it doesn’t work and you had some other type of JP enabling software previously installed, try a hard reset.

After installation and soft reset you’ll notice you now have several new keyboard SIPs available. HOWEVER JAPANESE INPUT WILL NOT WORK JUST BY CLICKING ON THEM. You have to activate it first.

Diamond/device with no keyboard: Bring up the regular software keyboard. Press ctrl, shift, shift, ctrl. In that order. You can now switch to any of the Japanese keyboards and JP input will work. T9 input will be disabled for that session. If this doesn’t work either try using PQzII to switch keyboards (I don’t know if this works) or change the registry setting mentioned below.

Raphael/device with H/W keyboard: The instructions are basically the same as for the Diamond, except that you can do the activation using the hardware keyboard, if you want. Press ctrl+shift at the same time to activate it. Do not press them in succession like on the software keyboard.

JP input will only be activated on a per program basis, so you can have EBPocket open and use Japanese, and then switch to a writing a text message and use T9 or a localized keyboard. Once JP input has been activated, you can use ctrl+shift again to switch back and forth between a regular (non-localized/non-T9) layout and Japanese. On the Diamond just switch from kana to eigo mode instead, using the soft keyboard. Restarting a program will cause the keyboard to revert back to t9/localized.

If you want to change this behavior and avoid having to activate every time you want to type in Japanese, change the following registry key

You can find more information in the add-on thread.


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