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Can't Properly Type With Japanese Ime On English Keyboard


Can't properly type with japanese ime on the english keyboard /windows 7 english version i have a problem with the english windows 7 home premium on the english keyboard when typing japanese using ime. No, i should not need the ultimate edition: with windows vista and xp home premium or equivalent editions, there wasn't such a problem. With windows 7 ime, the keyboard layout seems to be tied to japanese keyboard.

For example, if you type [shift] + [2], - english keyboard returns [@]
- Japanese keyboard returns ["] (double quotation)

I physically have an english keyboard with my pc, and i get ["] when i actually meant to type [@]. As i mentioned, it was perfectly fine with xp or vista to type with japanese ime and with the english keyboard layout. How do i make the same setting with window 7?


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