As the Japanese printed characters on the keyboard
• How to print Japanese characters on the keyboard
Good question: in the Japanese language, there are several thousands of characters, and the keyboard and phones have far fewer buttons. However, they are not needed.
This is because, in addition to the characters in the Japanese syllabary there - Channel. As well as on the Russian keyboard has letters of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Japanese - alphabet characters. They are 46, and with the help of the alphabet, you can print any word of Japanese. To do this, the computer must be installed Input Method Editor IME (Input Method Editor), which automatically replaces the alphabet on signs hieroglyphs. However, in contrast to the T9, the IME does not "think up" word. You need to type a word the whole alphabet, then the program will offer all possible options for its entry characters.
In Japanese, a lot of homonyms - words that sound the same but are written by different characters. Therefore, the program shows all the options, and a person can only choose from. And then, that there was a conversion, press the spacebar.
If the keyboard or laptop is not bought in Japan, and print the Japanese need, you can focus on the Latin alphabet. It's enough to install Japanese language support, and the program will replace you wrote on sakura さ く ら (the word "cherry", written by the alphabet) or さ (the word "sakura" written kanji). And to print the "My Planet" on the keyboard you need to dial moyapurane-ta. Will モ ヤ プ ラ ネ ー タ. A similar system is used on the phone. First word of the alphabet to be printed, then the software converts text into characters. Morse signs gathered in clusters of five. You need to click on the center mark and slide your finger up or down, left or right to print the neighbors. There is another option - to use a QWERTY layout, to print using the Latin alphabet as well as on the computer.
But do not think that the Japanese can do without the characters, just knowing the alphabet. Since this language has many homonyms, to see what kind of word meaning, can only be writing his characters. In the speech all the easier - you can understand the context or explain in other words. The letter does not.