Windows 10: Cannot switch input functions on Japanese keyboard

Discus and support Cannot switch input functions on Japanese keyboard in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hey all, I have Windows 10 and I need to type a paper in Japanese. My problem is that my keyboard has somehow switched from romaji input to kana... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by DariusGrady, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Cannot switch input functions on Japanese keyboard


    Hey all,


    I have Windows 10 and I need to type a paper in Japanese. My problem is that my keyboard has somehow switched from romaji input to kana input, and I have no idea how to switch it back. I cannot figure out which keys are which character now. Please help!


    Darius

    :)
     
    DariusGrady, Dec 5, 2020
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  2. TokyoMike Win User

    Switching Japanese Windows with English menus

    Yes, I do mean those keys. I tried just switching to Japanese keyboard, as you suggested, but those keys didn't work. Also, the selection key is normally the spacebar in Japan but I could only get IME to work with the Tab key (for those who aren't familiar with Japanese typing: you type in Roman characters, then press a selection key and it steps you through a list of options for the word you are typing in Japanese characters). Did you get the special keys to work as they do in native Japanese mode?

    It may well be that I was missing something, although I did try every option I could think of. In any event, as I said, I gave in and now have Japanese Windows running with English menus and everything seems to be working perfectly.
    Thanks,

    Mike
     
    TokyoMike, Dec 5, 2020
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  3. Japanese Keyboard

    Hi Kiyakat,

    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

    Let us follow these steps and check if that makes any difference:

    Step A: Remove the Language Pack.

    1. Click on the Start button, go to Settings > Time & Language > Region &
      Language.
    2. Click on Japanese Language and the click on Remove.

    Step B: Re-add the Language pack.

    1. Click on the Start button, go to Settings > Time & Language > Region &
      language.
    2. Click on Add a Language >Select the Language (Japanese).
    3. Once added, click on Options button, and select Add Keyboards to select Japanese keyboard.
    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

    Regards,

    Srimadhwa B

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Srimadhwa_B, Dec 5, 2020
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  4. Windows 9 Win User

    Cannot switch input functions on Japanese keyboard

    Japanese IME disable alphanumeric input

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I have not been here in like almost 5 years now.

    I have the IME setup such that I can switch from English to Japanese with a keyboard shortcut, but there is one major annoyance: alphanumeric input is always on until I switch it with clicking the toolbar, which defeats the convenience of using the keyboard shortcut. Is there any way to disable the alphanumeric input in the Japanese IME mode? It is literally useless since I can just instantly switch between the two modes.
     
    Windows 9, Dec 5, 2020
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