For some reason the 女 kanji is missing from the Microsoft IME. When I type 'onna' none of the suggestions are the 女 kanji. I also can't use it in words, for example, when I type 'onna no ko' the IME converts it to this: 恩あの子

What's going on?, please help :c

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    This is a wild guess but aren't you typing おんあ? 女 should be typed onnna and it should be typed おんな.
    – Skye-AT
    Commented Oct 20, 2022 at 5:13
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    Typing "nn" to produce ん on its own is a normal aspect of typing in Japanese. Not just for おんな.
    – Leebo
    Commented Oct 20, 2022 at 5:18
  • Ohhh, I started learning japanese a few days ago and I didn't know that. Thank you!
    – mangohusky
    Commented Oct 20, 2022 at 5:18
  • "on'na", with an apostrophe before the second "n", should also work.
    – aguijonazo
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 9:37

2 Answers 2


You need to type it with 3 n's as two only produce the ん sound.


In conclusion, you can it by typing "onnna".

Following is my thinking

Characters are parse from the beginning.

If "onna" is parsed as "おんな", we can't input "おな" by typing "ona". In such world, "ona" is parsed as "おんあ"

So "n" need special treatment like following.

  • な:na
  • に:ni
  • ぬ:nu
  • ね:ne
  • の:no
  • ん:nn
  • なに:nani
  • なんですか:nanndesuka

If you type "onna", its parsed as "o:お", "nn:ん", "a:あ".

So you can input 女 by typing "onnna". it is parsed as "o:お", "nn:ん", "na:な".


If you want to input "チキン南蛮", you must type "tikinnnanbann".

  • "tikinnnanbann", with one "n" before the "b", must work.
    – aguijonazo
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 9:35
  • Thank you, I made a mistake. I've fixed.
    – ysuzuki19
    Commented Oct 22, 2022 at 10:29

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