Curious about a SL feature

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cvstos, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Cvstos macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2004
    I have a 5-year-old PowerBook G4 that, with a little bit of luck, will be replaced with a MacBook Pro in August. I'm also taking a course in Japanese in the fall.

    I noticed that the WWDC Keynote mentioned enhanced Chinese character support by using the trackpad for input in Snow Leopard. Does anyone know if this would cover Japanese Kanji as well? I hear the character set has a lot of overlap.

    (I currently don't know a whole heck of a lot about the language, in case you can't tell. But once I'm in the class I'll likely pick it up OK with a decent amount of work. I do pretty well in French, so I have practice learning a foreign language, and the two are different enough that I won't confuse them.)

  2. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    I suppose it should work, though we'd need someone with the Developer preview to try it. Meanwhile,

  3. PrincessPeach macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2009
    I have no idea on SL, though I don't see why it wouldn't (and if it doesn't I'm sure someone out there will write an app for it, there are a lot of Japanese Mac users around). When you're starting out though the standard JP Kotoeri text input in OSX should be plenty to keep you busy. I use it for all of my Japanese letter writing and have added my own extra dictionaries; it's great.

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