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Typing Japanese in Steam and Steam games?

#1ZerdlingPosted 3/25/2009 3:08:36 AM
I saw some guys type in Japanese in Left 4 Dead today. Does anyone know how that works?
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#2viperesquePosted 3/25/2009 3:31:04 AM
...Try a Japanese keyboard?

Hurf durf.

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#3yeahyeahyupPosted 3/25/2009 6:53:50 AM
or altcodes maybe
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#4Febuary_30thPosted 3/25/2009 11:47:31 AM
Install the eastern asia language packs and set your keyboard layout to japanese
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#5NeoCronoShiftPosted 3/25/2009 12:43:23 PM
I don't think that would work.
I did the same for Cyrillic [Russian Alphabet] and most games don't recognize the characters, so I end up with nothing or random symbols..

I think it has more to do with game settings.

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#6DonevenoPosted 3/25/2009 1:29:16 PM
Go into keyboard options in the control panel and install the Japanese IME. Enter game, press shift+alt and you too can type in Japanese. Unfortunately the input mode defaults to alphanumeric and I don't know how to switch to hiragana/katakana with the keyboard. I'm sure there's some way.
#7Ness EX 2 Plus ALPHAPosted 3/25/2009 2:23:06 PM

From: Doneveno | #006
Go into keyboard options in the control panel and install the Japanese IME. Enter game, press shift+alt and you too can type in Japanese. Unfortunately the input mode defaults to alphanumeric and I don't know how to switch to hiragana/katakana with the keyboard. I'm sure there's some way.


Try alt+` (under the esc key)

Works in Windows, not sure if it works in games though.

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#8Exile9696Posted 3/25/2009 2:24:33 PM
"...Try a Japanese keyboard?

Hurf durf."

This guy is an idiot.

Just install the language on your computer using the Regional and Lanuage Options. Some parts of Steam allows for the typing, sometimes it messes up though.

Beware that it can screw up your computer with random Japanese fonts on some applications.