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These instructions explain how to set up your Windows XP computer so that you can see
and type Japanese text.
|Open your control panel. (Click the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen, and choose Control Panel from the menu.)|
|From the control panel window, double-click Regional and Language Options. This will open another window.|
|Click the Languages tab.|
On the Languages tab, there are three steps:
|On the new window (titled "Text Services and Input Languages"), click Add.... Yet another window will open.|
|Now on the "Add Input Language" window, choose Japanese from the Input Language list. Then, make sure Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver. 8.1 is selected in the Keyboard layout/IME list. Finally, click OK.|
Back to the Text Services and Input Languages window, do these two steps:
|The Language Bar is how you switch text entry (typing) between Japanese and other languages. You can have the language bar always appear on your desktop (recommended), or keep the language bar nested in the task bar at the bottom of your screen. The recommended settings are shown here. When finished, click OK.|
Click OK to close the Text Services and Input Languages window.
Click OK again to close the Regional and Language Options window.
You're finished! You should now be able to type Japanese text in most applications (including the Nihongo-Pro classroom). To switch to Japanese text entry, follow these steps: