By thomas | August 27, 2008
Ken Y-N of superblog WhatJapanThinks sent this tip in back in January (!), but for some reason it slipped past my radar. Often when you order something or sign up for something online you have to type in your address. This takes some time, especially if your address has some rare/difficult kanjis in it. There’s a much easier way and here it is:
And a bonus tip – go into the IME config dialog – right click the toolbar, choose Settings/設定, Properties/プロパティ, Dictionary/辞書・学習 and from the list box click on 郵便番号辞書. Now if you type in your post code (with a hyphen, and don’t use the numeric keypad) and hit space, it will convert to the address.
It’s really that easy. Just type in your postal code:
And press spacebar:
(note: this isn’t my real postal code. I took it off some junk-mail that was lying on my desk).
My computer came with this option on by default, so you might not even have to go into your IME config dialog.
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