Because I never learnt romaji and I don't plan to.
I've looked at the virtual keyboard and the ろ key isn't on it. This is incredible.. the § and ` keys aren't even being used.
Do you think it'd be possible to remap one of those keys?
Indeed, romaji input is the standard here...nobody, and I mean nobody uses the kana keys.I am not sure how familiar you are to Japanese computer input, but using romaji is the standard even in Japan.
Exactly. And seeing as how you have to memorize a kana keyboard layout you might as well just memorize romaji.Indeed, romaji input is the standard here...nobody, and I mean nobody uses the kana keys.
The only thing you really change by going to a Japanese keyboard is just a different punctuation layout that takes getting used to and a small space bar.
I definitely understand where you're coming from trying not to use romaji as a crutch just like Japanese kids shouldn't rely on katakana English (oh god shoot me), but, when in Rome...I know, my Japanese friends use the romaji method. I don't understand it.
However, speaking for myself, I am familiar with the kana layout, and whilst I know the latin alphabet I learnt japanese in a direct method (i.e. how you learnt your first language) and I don't want to start mixing that familiarity with anything else. Of course I can make sense of romaji if I have to, but I try to go near it as little as possible. I certainly don't want to have to start using it to type now.
It's a shame, as I just got this mac and I really don't understand how they could have omitted a key. Unreal.
It's on my Japanese keyboards -- by the right shift key.I've been using the direct kana Japanese input and I can't find the ろ key. Does anyone know which key is used to input ろ
Maybe Apple changed the layout.I have a unibody 13" mbp
agreed. it would be cool to learn how to touch type on a Japanese keyboard if I had one, but for now I'm stuck with romaji. maybe if I ever buy a パソコン in JapanI think it's kinda sad how people here are trying to convince the OP to learn romaji. Yes it's not that hard but ultimately, that's the OP's decision and you guys need to learn to respect that. The OP has stated his reasons for preferring to use Kana rather than romaji already and that issue should've been left with that. The OP wasn't asking for a opinion about whether to type in romaji or Kana. :/
That's funny. When I want to express something in Japanese, I do so in Japanese.What I can say is that Romaji should be learned if you want to learn Japanese thoroughly. Romaji is not just for inputting japanese on keyboard. It is a way of expressing Japanese characters, not necessarily correct pronunciation, using alphabets. That's the way it is in Japan so learn Romaji without hesitation. When in Rome do as Romans do.
Honestly, the only keyboard mapping program I know of for OS X is DoubleCommand, and it really only allows for some relatively limited mapping of command keys. I don't think it would let you do this.Any advice? I'm hoping I can just edit the Japanese keyboard layout.. I mean, it should be simple but I just can't figure it out.