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This page will tell you how to display Japanese characters on your computer. Japanese characters are used in some articles on WikiJET but many computers with English or other Western operating systems don't show them by default.

Check for SupportEdit

If you see boxes, question marks or mojibake mixing into the first part, you still do not have support for East Asian characters.

1. This is Japanese text as it appears on Japanese websites and WikiJET:

すべての人間は、生まれながらにして自由であり、
かつ、尊厳と権利と について平等である。
人間は、理性と良心とを授けられており、
互いに同胞の精神をもって行動しなければならない。

2. Compare it to this picture of what it should look like:

Japanesetexttest

Windows 95, 98, ME and NTEdit

Your system should offer to download Asian fonts by default while viewing pages in those languages, just as long as you're using Internet Explorer. [1]
Otherwise, update your system manually with these language support packs: here

Windows 2000Edit

Instructions for Windows 2000

Windows XP and Server 2003Edit

The Windows CD-ROM is needed while installing support for East Asian languages. (Non-East Asian localizations only)

Instructions for Windows XP and Server 2003

Windows VistaEdit

Windows Vista includes proper support for Japanese characters by default. You can actually type in Japanese or view Japanese with the default tools.

Mac OS XEdit

By default all necessary fonts and software are installed in all versions of Mac OS X from 10.2 (2002) and higher.

For Mac OS X 10.1 multilingual software updates are available as free downloads from Apple's website. The Asian Language Update will install support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

External linksEdit

List of free Japanese fonts


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