This is what Japanese looks like when I type it now. rあmいるもmおrおmありkいrおmおkいrいsあま As you can see, "ra" doesn't come out correctly at the beginning of the line, "ru" and "mo" are OK, and then everything stops working for a while until "ma" at the end. The only characters that come out correctly on a consistent basis are vowels. This only happens in Word (new and updated). Not in Excel. Not in any other program. Does anyone know why this happens, and do you have any suggestions for how to fix it?