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Section - (7.3) How can I read or write Japanese on my computer?

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Note: This section is not meant to be an exhaustive guide.  For more
comprehensive treatments of this topic, see
<http://www.tjp.washington.edu/Computing/Japanese/>
and
<http://www.mickey.ai.kyutech.ac.jp/cgi-bin/japanese>

This question is broken down into three subsections, Macintosh, IBM
(PC and compatibles), and Unix. Unix means mostly X-windows software.

Reading Japanese on a computer requires a terminal emulator or text
editor program that 1) handles the two byte character set(s) which are
used for transmitting kanji electronically; and  2) Displays the text
in a readable form, at least one kanji font is generally required. 

Writing Japanese requires an input system, which may or may not be
built in to a text editor. The input system takes keyboard input,
usually romaji, converts to kana, and then converts words or phrases
to kanji.

An article from Ken Lunde which describes character encoding and other
aspects of Japanese language on computers is available at several FTP
sites.

There are several FTP sites which carry Japanese related software. Try
one near you first before trying one on the other side of an ocean.

North America

    <ftp://ftp.uwtc.washington.edu/pub/Japanese/>      
    Lots of stuff for all platforms

    <ftp://mindseye.berkeley.edu/pub/kanji/>
    A few MS-DOS utilities
    
Japan

    <ftp://azabu.tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/>
    Japanese related programs for PCs
    
    <ftp://utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/>
    jTeX
    
    <ftp://scslwide.sony.co.jp/>
    a few MS-DOS utilities
    
    <ftp://ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp/>

    <ftp://ftp.tohoku.ac.jp/>
    lots of good stuff
    
Australia

    <ftp://ftp.cc.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/>
    A few MS-DOS and Mac utilities
    many language references including kanjidic and edict 
    dictionary files

Europe

    <ftp://kuso.shef.ac.uk/pub/japanese/>
    <ftp://kuso.shef.ac.uk/pub/news/fj/>
    Mirrors: ftp.cc.monash.edu.au as well as other things

    <ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/cluture/japan/>
    lots of stuff

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