Unable to use Japanese Keyboard Layout

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by pinoy_shinshi, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Hello...
    Can I ask about setting up the Japanese Keyboard layout.
    The laptop is a Japanese Keyboard but it has an English OS with Windows
    Vista Home Premium version. Though, the keyboard settings that is set on
    Device Manager is already Japanese 106/109 keys. Both English and Japanese
    Keyboard with IME was already configured and installed/added on 'Text
    Services and Input Languages'.

    The problem is, the Japanese Keyboard Layout was not functioning well. I
    tried to check other keys but still it was appeared as what on an English
    Layout and not from Japanese Layout, i.e. is '@'. In English, it will just
    need when you press Shift+2, but for Japanese, it will jsut as usual type
    besides letter 'P'.

    Hopefully, someone can help with this problem.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Best regards.
    pinoy_shinshi, Jun 23, 2007
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  2. pinoy_shinshi

    Komatta Guest

    I have the same problem. When I had Windows XP and IME, it worked fine.
    This keyboard came with Compaq Prisario with Vista Home Premuim. It shows
    nothing when I hit shift+~ and shift+). And when I hit ( , it shows ) on the
    screen. When I hit : , it shows +. These are just a few examples of this
    problem. I wonder this is a keyboad problem and I should exchange at a
    Circuit City, or IME has changed the layout with Vista? On-screen keyboard
    also shows the layout with altered position as above. When I change the
    language input to English, everything is normal.

    I hope someone can respond with a good solution to this problem.

    Komatta, Jul 26, 2007
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  3. pinoy_shinshi

    ParaFish Guest

    I've looked all over for a solution for this problem. I am also using Vista
    Premium and can find no way to use a Japanese Keyboard Layout. I am a student
    over here in Japan and have to regularly switch between Japanese and English
    to study. I have an English OS but want to use my Japanese Keyboard for
    typing. This topic still hasn't found a solution. Has anyone got an answer
    for this?
    ParaFish, Aug 22, 2007
  4. pinoy_shinshi

    ParaFish Guest

    I believe I found a solution. I did a bit of research and it seems you have
    to do quite a bit of work to get this working.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927824 is the help file I looked at. You have
    to actually go into the registry and trick windows into thinking you have a
    Japanese 106 keyboard. The process took about 10 minutes and has been working
    ParaFish, Aug 22, 2007
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