need help on japanese kanji characters


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jeanie

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on a mac, is there a way to key in english characters and get them to translate to japanese kanji character?

thanks in advance for any help rendered.
 

oeyvind

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Go to system preferences from Apple menu, click on international, go to the input menu, check Kotoeri and Hiragana and/or Katakana.

Select from the flag icon on top right—Hiragana.

Type what u want using your keyboard, i.e. nippon, it will change automatically to hiragana characters and still underline, hit the spacebar, it will change to the appropriate kanji, in this case 日本.

Do note that u need to enter words as it sounds, i.e. 大阪 will be oosaka (おおさか) and 東京 will be toukyou (とうきょう)
 

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for translation you need to get a proper translator
english to japanese translation is not so straight forward

変換のために適切なトランスレーターを得る必要がある
英語から日本語の変換はそうまっすぐな前方でない
 

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Go to system preferences from Apple menu, click on international, go to the input menu, check Kotoeri and Hiragana and/or Katakana.

Select from the flag icon on top right—Hiragana.

Type what u want using your keyboard, i.e. nippon, it will change automatically to hiragana characters and still underline, hit the spacebar, it will change to the appropriate kanji, in this case 日本.

Do note that u need to enter words as it sounds, i.e. 大阪 will be oosaka (おおさか) and 東京 will be toukyou (とうきょう)
piang eh...like that very tough wor....
 

jeanie

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for translation you need to get a proper translator
english to japanese translation is not so straight forward

変換のために適切なトランスレーターを得る必要がある
英語から日本語の変換はそうまっすぐな前方でない
proper translator=???????
a program?or person?

anyone to recommend?i'm willing to pay him/her by the hour.
 

oeyvind

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Kanji is 漢字... chinese characters.

You want to know how to enter them or you need someone to translate English to Japanese? I think your question is a bit salah.
 

jeanie

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Kanji is 漢字... chinese characters.

You want to know how to enter them or you need someone to translate English to Japanese? I think your question is a bit salah.
oh really?sorry.
i want a translation from english to jap characters.:embrass:
 

mrleech

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oh really?sorry.
i want a translation from english to jap characters.:embrass:
Is it alot?
If a little bit, maybe I can ask my friend to help...

Alot then maybe I can get her to talk to you about charges. ;p:bsmilie:
 

jeanie

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Is it alot?
If a little bit, maybe I can ask my friend to help...

Alot then maybe I can get her to talk to you about charges. ;p:bsmilie:
it's quite a fair bit.
i would need to sit down with him/her, tell her exactly what i want, and she'll use wacom tablet to write it directly into my mac.
 

mrleech

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it's quite a fair bit.
i would need to sit down with him/her, tell her exactly what i want, and she'll use wacom tablet to write it directly into my mac.
PM me your contact.
I will see if my friend is interested/have time to spare...
 

ortega

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on a mac, is there a way to key in english characters and get them to translate to japanese kanji character?

thanks in advance for any help rendered.
1. start your email application
2. type your text to be translated into a new email message
3. type the email address of your translation company or japanese friend
4. click send
 

mrleech

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1. start your email application
2. type your text to be translated into a new email message
3. type the email address of your translation company or japanese friend
4. click send
:nono:
We must provide good customer service... :bsmilie:
 

jeanie

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1. start your email application
2. type your text to be translated into a new email message
3. type the email address of your translation company or japanese friend
4. click send
you forgot to turn on the computer wor...:sticktong
 

Jaycelim

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The Japanese text consists of 3 kind of writing in their daily text, hiragana, katakana and kanji.

If you are writing for commerical then it would most likely consists of the 3 types of text. if for educational purpose or just leisure, can just use hiragana with katakana.

Katakana is usually used for 'borrowed' word, eg, some of the English words that does not have a direct conversion, they will be replaced with katagana in the similar sound.
 

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