By thomas | January 28, 2008
This is a quick tip for the Japanese keyboard. When typing in katakana words, sometimes the computer tries to give you kanji after you hit the space bar. Look what happens when I try to type in “Lisa Simpson”
Oh no! I didn’t want all those kanji. What I really wanted was katakana. There’s an easy way to get katakana: press F7 instead of space bar:
Mission Accomplished. F7, you see, is the katakana hotkey. Just type in the characters you want katakanized, hit F7 and you are ready to go. Much faster than using a series of shift-rightarrows. And your Japanese input system should remember it for next time.
If you make a mistake and want to get back to hiragana, then use F6.
Other similar, but less useful, hotkeys are F8 for half-size katakana and F9/F10 for unsatisfactory romanization.
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