A ) How to input Japanese text to your PC :
We need to install the Japanese language first :
*First make sure you have your windows XP CD.
1-Insert the CD
2-Go to control panel
3-Select “Switch to Classic View” on the left-hand side of the window, if it’s there.
4-select “Regional and Language Options”.
-5 Choose the “Languages” tab at the top of the window
6-At the end of the window, you will see the “Install Files for East Asian languages”checkbox. Make it checked.
7-Click the “Details” button.
8-Click the “Add” button
9-Select Japanese from the list of languages. Then click OK.
This should install the necessary files for using Japanese on Windows XP from the CD.
Now you should see the Japanese language included as JP if you press your language bar.
How to type?
-For example lets type some stuff in microsoft word. Open MS word.
-Switch from EN to JP from the language bar.
-press (ALT+~) to switch to "hiragana" writing mode.
-now if you try to type "a" for example you will see an "あ". Press ENTER to finish input.
-If you press space while the character is still underlined, it will give you KANJI and KATAKANA options.
Its fun and very educational, try it out!!
B) Now if you are viewing a Japanese webpage, you will usually see squares and non understandable characters. To view the page correctly, go to VIEW then ENCODING and choose Japanese.
Thats all. I hope this helps! ^^;
feel free to ask any questions!