[gundam] Re: [OT] Japanese Language Software


-Z- (Z@gundam.com)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:15:14 -0800


At 15:16 1/31/99 +0900, you wrote:
>On Sat, Jan 30, 1999 at 07:56:33PM -0800, -Z- wrote:
>> If you're using MSIE, it's all right there for you.
>
>Not quite. The japanese language kit for IE gets you halfway there (display
>of japanese), but to input japanese as well you need to perservere and find
>the 'Microsoft Global IME' on the microsoft website. This implements a
>japanese input method via an ActiveX object and allows you to input japanese
>into any ActiveX-aware program.

All he was asking for was how to get legible Japanese on the page, not how
to get an interactive Japanese browser. The Japanese LPK should be all he
needs.

Input Method Editors (IME) are included in the upcoming Microsoft "2000"
line. They're currently available for MSIE 4.x and the 5.0 beta and will
be built into the Global User Interface of Office 2000 and, of course,
Windows 2000.

You only need the IME if you have to input Japanese or write Japanese
language e-mail. He may find that he needs an IME to place orders at a
Japanese toy or bookstore, but most of these won't accept orders from
outside Japan anyway. If all he wants to do is browse, the LPK will let
him do that.

-Z-



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