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How to type Japanese Hiragana using Microsoft Word?

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#1 HawaiianStyle


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

How do you type Japanese Hiragana in Microsoft Word? I downloaded the Global IME tool so I could do so. I can type just fine in Katakana, however when I try typing in Hiragana the characters come up in a bar on the left side and when I hit enter, they come out as question marks.

This is a picture of what it looks like when I type in Hiragana:

This is a picture of what it looks like when I hit enter

Please help me ASAP! I don't know whether there's something wrong with my computer or I just have to adjust a certain setting.

Edited by HawaiianStyle, 30 January 2009 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:52 PM

How to Switch between hiragana and katakana in Japanese text
applies to: Microsoft Office Word 2003

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#3 HawaiianStyle

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

It still doesn't work. It comes out as question marks. I've tried this on various computers and I'm still getting this problem.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:40 PM

actually I am also working on the Japanese website and have same problem, I am unable to show the japanese character on browser is any suggestion help???

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:01 PM

Hello, I am just making a suggestion..
Global IME works on any computer running on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 with SP 6 or later, with Internet Explorer 5.01 or greater. The only other piece of software you need is the Language Pack for the language that you want to write, which you can get when you download Global IME for Office XP.
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