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MacOS Ventura: Where is Osaka.ttf?

I am evaluating some software that needs to use fonts. I need to specify the location of the font. The font I would like it to use is Osaka. A quick Google search suggests, "Osaka is the default ...
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MacOS Preview text extraction from image not working properly in Japanese

I'm on a MacBook Pro 2021 with M1, running on MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 I tried to use text extraction feature of Preview, since I can't select text in Spotify and I wanted to search the song I'm listening....
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Japanese speech to text to use kanji for numbers by default?

I use speech-to-text to practice Japanese. When I say numbers in Japanese, it inputs Arabic numerals for the number parts of the words instead of kanji. For example, if I say "one" in ...
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Using Japanese characters in Menubar date/time

I used to be able to set the Menubar date/time to Japanese and the Gregorian calendar (e.g., using the Japanese character for days of week and am/pm), configuring it via the Date/Time panel in ...
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Romaji keyboard in Big Sur

I'm learning some Japanese on Duolingo and I feel like I could really benefit from actually typing out answers rather than picking them from a list. From what I gather around the internet (not an ...
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How do I change my keyboard type to JIS in terminal?

I have a JIS type keyboard but osx is recognizing it as ANSI Before you answer There is no "change keyboard type" button in keyboard settings there is no file named com.apple.keyboardtype....
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Why is my Japanese Macbook keyboard not being recognized properly?

My keyboard looks like this I have just upgraded to Mojave and now osx will not recognize the proper keyboard layout and some characters do not match like @ and others. I have gone into keyboard ...
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How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary?

How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary from Jpn-Jpn to Jpn-Eng?
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Where/how are default input methods stored?

I use the Cangjie input method to type Chinese characters. The one bundled with macOS is an older "version" of the input method that I don't particularly enjoy using. So far I've been getting by with ...
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Chinese and Japanese characters are not shown properly on iOS

I use Chinese, Korean and Japanese keyboards on my iPhone, but I found out that some of Chinese and Japanese characters are not shown properly. For example, when I tried to type in (せいしん or jingshen), ...
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Japanese kana layout on iPad screen keyboard

How can I get ordinary kana layout instead of the sorted あいうえお? It's almost as annoying to use as writing English with the keys ordered like ABC. I need this instead:
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Solutions for typing backslash on MacOS with Japanese keyboard in specific app

This is an obscure issue so I don't expect anyone to know a solution specific to my app. Rather I'm wondering if maybe there is some OS level option I can set. In any case, a Japanese keyboard does ...
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How to type ろ in Japanese kana mode on US-English keyboard?

I tried the Japanese kana input method (prior to that I used romaji method) but it seems designed for Japanese hardware keyboard, which has one more key on the next to the right-shift key. However on ...
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How can I type in half-width number in Japanese Kana keyboard?

I want to type in numbers on Japanese Kana input keyboard, but it needs alt key to type in numbers. For example, to type in 3, you must type in Alt + 3. However, this 3 is full-width, and it even ...
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macOS Japanese Hiragana-only input

On Windows's Japanese IME, when typing Hiragana, I can change the conversion mode to "No conversion", and then the romaji I type are entered as hiragana without having to press space or enter. Is ...
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How to access katakana on the Japanese keyboard for the iPhone?

I have the Japanese keyboard enabled and am able to input hiragana and kanji fine, but I can find no way to input katakana. How can this be done?
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MacOS : No Japanese input method

I have added Japanese as a favourite languages in preferences : However, in the Input Methods panel, the Japanese input method seems to be missing : How can I fix that / add the Japanese IME ? ...
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Japanese system-wide spellchecker

I am looking for a relatively easy solution for a Japanese spellchecker (not a Japanese dictionary for the Dictionary app) in High Sierra. I would prefer a link to a downloadable spelling dictionary (...
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After upgrading to macOS High Sierra, my Japanese and Chinese input methods disappeared

How do I get them back? They're neither in my Input Sources, nor can I find them if I try to add them.
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Is it possible to change the Japanese Kana keyboard layout?

Windows' Japanese IME and and Google's Japanese IME both use Layout1 for Kana mode. However, macOS's Japanese IME uses Layout2. Notice the different locations for ろ、む、へ, and some symbols. Is there any ...
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Japanese language input erratic after move to High Sierra

After installing High Sierra the Japanese input method has started to behave very oddly: My keyboard shortcuts to switch input methods all work as expected but... After switching to Japanese the ...
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Can't use command+space to change input source

I have been having an issue regarding keyboard short-cut to change input source between Japanese and English on a new iMac running on Sierra. On my old Mac, I used "command+space" (Fig. 1) ...
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What does this Japanese message in the App Store when updating apps mean?

I have been using the Japanese version of App Store for quite a while but lately I can't update my downloaded apps. Every time I try to update my apps this message comes up and since I can't read ...
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Space with Hiragana Input

For whatever reason Memrise requires you to input a space character in some Japanese answers (I'm very much a beginner, so this may not be as weird as I think). However when I have my input set to ...
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How to add a Japanese name that does not appear in the Kotoeri registry? (OS X 10.11) [duplicate]

On OS X 10.11 El Capitan, I am trying to add a word to the Kotoeri lookup dictionary. It is a name that does not come up when you type the Hiragana. The way to do it pre-10.10 no longer works. How can ...
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Create a font for use with the Japanese keyboard

Is it possible to create a Japanese-style font for use with the Japanese keyboard layout, where I type two letters or a vowel, for example ba, and it converts it into a glyph? EDIT: Clarification. I ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, (...
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Can I hide input source from Input Sources (keyboard on OSX)

I have a MacBook with Japanese keyboard (physical), I use Google Japanese Input as my main input system. It lists three keyboard layouts Alphanumeric, Hiragana, Katakana in the settings ¥¥Keyboard -> ...
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How do I get a backslash when in Japanese input mode in MacOS?

I've run in Japanese input mode for 6 years now. I generally had no issues. Now with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) I can no longer type a backslash. This means in order to use the Terminal I have to ...
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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Typing macron using the Kotoeri Romaji mode

Given that I often type in Japanese or romanized Japanese, my default keyboard layout is the Romaji mode of Apple's Kotoeri input method. But I keep running into an inability to type e.g. ō without ...
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How Can OS 10.9 Kotoeri Keyboard Layout Behavior Be Reverted To That of 10.8 and Earlier

In OS 10.8, you could set the keyboard layout for Japanese input in Kotoeri Preferences. The default was US, which generates the correct layout for a JIS hardware keyboard. In 10.9, Apple deleted ...
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Input Method Keys not Firing Event

I have recently purchased an external Japanese keyboard from FILCO. In addition to the regular keys, it also has 3 keys specifically designated to switch between Western and Japanese character input. ...
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What is the Reconversion Key in 10.7.5?

On Japanese keyboards, there is a Reconversion key beside the space bar, which when highlighting some Kanji in Japanese will allow you to convert it to different Kanji (shows a dropdown of options). ...
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Specifying the keyboard layout for Chinese input

I use both Chinese (pinyin) and Japanese (romaji) input and am used to having them mapped to a standard US keyboard layout. However my regional setting is Switzerland since I'm studying here and “...
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What does the "Flick only" setting of iPad's Japanese keyboard do?

I've been using the Japanese keyboard layout for a while, but only recently I have noticed there are two options for the software keyboard layout, namely "Kana" and "Flick only". Can anybody tell me ...
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Kotoeri Romaji layout for OSX

I am trying to figure out how to change the Kotoeri Romaji keyboard layout to the Japanese default layout, using an external Apple US keyboard. I'm currently running OSX 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro 6,2. ...
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What do these dashed-box symbols mean on Japanese keyboard?

What do these dashed boxes mean and how to use them?
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Offline furigana for iOS

Is there any software to compute and display furigana completely offline? It doesn't have to be integrated with any existing app. A new standalone app I type into is fine.
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Is there a tool like Furigana that I can use on iOS Safari?

On my iPod (iOS 4.1), I'm often browsing Japanese webpages, and while I can usually understand the meaning, I often don't know the readings, especially in new contexts. For my desktop web browsers, ...
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Why are the iOS keyboard settings changing on their own?

I have an iPod Touch -- my first iOS device -- and I'm trying to figure out how to set up the keyboard layouts, because I'm going to be typing almost exclusively Japanese. I went into the preferences,...
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Offline iPhone app to recognize Japanese words

I am looking for an offline iPhone app to recognize Japanese words: I take a picture of a kanji or Japanese word or short piece of Japanese text The app recognizes the kanji and converts it to text ...
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