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Old 08-14-2003, 10:46 AM   #1
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Japanese Keyboard Support in Mandrake 8.2


Hi, Im trying to get a Japanese keyboard to work with Mandrake 8.2. Of course I'm sure it would help if I could read Japanese, but I can recognize the differect character sets. This is what I ahve so far. Japanese fonts are installed, and are displayed properly. I am writing a Java application that supports Japanese, and it works fine with displaying the characters. I generate these characters with Unicode codes and not from the keyboard.

I have changed the following lines in XF86Config-4:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "AutoRepeat" "250 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "jp106" <---
Option "XkbLayout" "jp" <---
EndSection

Now the layout seems to work for the most part, for instance, SHIFT-0 prints a ~, where US layout prints a ). The Yen sign however prints a backspash (so does backslash key).

My big concern is getting Hiragana to work. I've tried a milion combination of keys, I am not sure if it is the driver, or me, but I'm confident that I should have gotten some sort of output. Anyway, I have 2 keys left of the spacebar, and 2 right. I'm pretty sure that the furthest Right is the katakana/hiragana toggle. I believe the other right side key is the Kanji lock. I'm not sure about the left hand side. Either way, I ahve tried every combination to get some sort of Japanese key working. In Java, I made it display what each key entered is, and the only one that is even making it to Java is the one that I thought was the Kanji lock, but Java is saying it is "Input Method On/Off". Also note that I can't get anything to display in any other programs either.

Any suggestions on what else needs to be done to get Japanese working on my system?

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