Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Japanese typing – scorciatoie per scrivere in giapponese

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Handy Keyboard Shortcuts (Intermediate- Advanced) – Hints for Typing in Japanese

I recently met a man who reads and writes Japanese fairly well and has lived in Japan for years- yet he didn’t know some of the most basic shortcuts for typing Japanese. So, here’s a quick list of some of the most basic concepts.

Windows IME Shortcuts

ALT+SHIFT switch between English/hiragana/katakana
ALT+CAPSLOCK switch to katakana input
CTRL+CAPSLOCK switch to hiragana input
ALT+~ toggle kana/direct input
Enter “lock in” the words you are typing; tell the machine to accept “as is” what you have typed so far, and do not attempt to change it further
F6 convert to full-width hiragana (standard hiragana)
F7 convert to half-width katakana (standard katakana)
F8 convert to half-width katakana (usually not what you want)
F9 convert to full-width English (usually not what you want)
F10 convert to half-width English (standard English)
Space converts to the first word
2-6 when you see the word you want, but it’s not in the first position, press the corresponding number to input that word

Mac OS Shortcuts

APPLE + SPACE switch between English/hiragana/katakana
changes depending on version of OS X
CTRL+SHIFT+; switch to romaji (standard English) input
CTRL+SHIFT+k switch to katakana input
CTRL+SHIFT+j switch to hiragana input
Enter “lock in” the words you are typing; tell the machine to accept “as is” what you have typed so far, and do not attempt to change it further
F6 convert to full-width hiragana (standard hiragana)
F7 convert to half-width katakana (standard katakana)
F8 convert to half-width katakana (usually not what you want)
F9 convert to full-width English (usually not what you want)
F10 convert to half-width English (standard English)
Space converts to the first word
2-6 when you see the word you want, but it’s not in the first position, press the corresponding number to input that word

Japanese Symbols

Symbol What to Type
まる
× ばつ
「 」 [ ]
『 』 [ ] + SPACE (or SHIFT + [ ])
てん
てんてんてん
から
– (dash)
えん
『【〈〉〔〕 etc. かっこ
→ ↑ やじるし
△ ▶ さんかく
□ ■ しかく
£†∬♀ etc. きごう

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