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Basic VJE Operations

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When you input Japanese text, you can set a preferred combination of input method, character type, and size. There are two input methods: Roman input and Kana input.
Roman input VJE interprets keystrokes from the keyboard as Japanese phonetics and convert them into Hiragana or Katakana in the text field.
Kana input VJE interprets keystrokes from the keyboard as Japanese Kana.

Character types you can use to display phonetic strings are: Hiragana, Katakana, and Eisuji ( English/numeral characters ). The following table shows possible combinations of input methods and input modes and how a phonetic string is displayed when they are selected. Strings in ( ) are the keystrokes from the keyboard.

Setting preferences with key chords

Setting input method

To toggle Roman/Kana input methods, press [Ctrl]+[F3].

Setting character preferences

To set in Hiragana input mode, press [Ctrl]+[F6].

To set in Katakana input mode, press [Ctrl]+[F7].

Note: [Shift]+[無変換] toggles Katakana/Hiragana input modes.

To set in Eisuji input mode, press [Ctrl]+[F8] or [Ctrl]+[無変換].

Setting input character size

To toggle half/full-width character size, press [Ctrl]+[F9] or [Shift]+ [Ctrl]+[無変換].

Setting preferences with the Mode Status Button

You can also set the desired preferences combination using the Mode Status Button on the VJE Toolbar. When you click on the Mode Status Button, a drop-down list of input preferences appears.

Click the combination you want.

Note: Hiragana cannot be input in half-width. If you set half-width character size in Hiragana input mode, the Mode Status Button will read かな半, but input strings will be displayed in full-width Hiragana.

You can also set input preferences in the Mode Options panel. See the Mode Options chapter.

Editing phonetic strings

Moving the cursor

You can edit phonetic strings before conversion. Use the [→] and [←] keys to move the cursor to where you wish to delete or insert a character.

The cursor is now at the end of the string. Press [←] twice to move the cursor to ん.

Press [→] key once to move the cursor to ご.

Note: You can also change the cursor position by clicking the character you wish to modify.

Deleting characters

If you want to delete a character while you're inputting a phonetic string, move the cursor to the character you want to delete. If you want to delete a character to the left of the cursor, press [Backspace] or [Ctrl]+[H]. If you want to delete a character at the cursor, press [Del] or [Ctrl]+[G].

Deleting a character to the left of the cursor

Press [Backspace] or [Ctrl]+[H] to delete the extra ご to the left of the cursor.

Deleting a character at the cursor

Press [Del] or [Ctrl]+[G] to delete the extra ん at the cursor.

Deleting a string

To delete the entire string in the text field, press [Shift] +[Backspace] or [Ctrl]+[Y].

Note: If the string isn't converted yet, you can also delete the string by pressing [Esc].

Inserting a space

Press [Space] to insert a half-width space. To insert a full-width space, press [Space] while holding down the [Shift] key. You cannot insert a space when the input string isn't confirmed yet, because the [Space] key is used to convert the string.

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