Thursday, August 09, 2007

Writing in Japanese fonts on OSX

In an earlier post I talked about the three Japanese character systems. Writing in Hiragana and Katakana is good practice for learning the sounds and vocabulary of Japanese. Here's how to do it on OSX:

  • Go to system preferences: international: input menu
  • Tick the Kotoeri check box, and the "show input menu in menu bar" box
  • You'll see a little flag or icon in the menu bar - clicking on this brings up the list of available input types
  • Select "Hiragana" or "Katakana". Each time you type a valid phoneme ("ka", "ta", "e","ni"...) it is automatically changed to the Hiragana or Katakana character.

So my name, in Katakana, is: エマ

The Knights who say "Ni" are the Knights who say ニ

And so on...

With love from アンチエム

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