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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Learning to Use Japanese Keyboards

Aloha Everyone,

I am learning to use a Japanese keyboard available on my iPhone. Employing Romanji, an alphabet in Japanese you use following the sounds of foreign words, Japanese keyboard can shift Romanji into Japanese characters. Since this is not a translation program, one must first be familiar with the language.

Being a beginner, it takes at least three time as long for me to compose and select correct letters to use. Apparently, the program’s AI is a lot smarter than humans. It’s already learning my writing style and offers me choices or phrases I’ve used previously.

One thing I still need to figure out is how to maintain the same language keyboard while I am composing messages. For example, without my changing designated keyboard, I am encountering situations where words are being typed in Spanish or even more annoying, in Japanese in the midst of English paragraphs.

Aloha -- Cathi