Making a web page in Japanese
March 2, 2005 9:10 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to make a 1 page web site in Japanese using my computer (english windows 98). I'm unable to type in Japanese using dreamweaver. I downloaded the Japanese version. Still no luck. Any suggestions?

I can type in Japanese using my email program but when I copy it to the clipboard to paste in an html document the characters don't format. I've tried changing the charachter encoding in the html document, but no luck. Thanks in advance for any help.
posted by keithl to Technology (6 answers total)
is it a font thing?

or maybe something in the preferences of Dreamweaver you have to change?
posted by amberglow at 9:32 AM on March 2, 2005

Response by poster: I've tried changing the preferences but still no luck. All the characters are the unrecognizable ones (???????!!). I think the reason is because of windows. Email works fine in Japanese though. I'm hoping there is a simple solution/fix/tool.

I've heard this is much easier with a mac.
posted by keithl at 9:40 AM on March 2, 2005

It is easier on a Mac because the "input methods" (which are used to input non-Roman text) are built into the operating system. On Windows you have to add third-party software to enable this.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:45 AM on March 2, 2005

i use this software called maruo. you can download it for free. you can download it for free (trial version) here
posted by alkupe at 10:21 AM on March 2, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks for the tips. The tutorial AlexReynolds linked to did the trick for me. If anyone else is curious this site helped with setting up word 2000 to type in Japanese.

Alkupe, since the above link helped me out I didn't wind up downloading maruo. I've got it bookmarked for future reference.

Thanks everybody for the help and assistance !
posted by keithl at 2:57 PM on March 2, 2005

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