Igor Skochinsky
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Typing Hiragana with combinations on iOS
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As Dim mentions, you need to use 小("small") button after you type the "big" kana. So, to type きょ: type き (flick 'か' left) type よ (flick 'や' down) tap 小 which will turn よ into ょ, giving you きょ. P.S. ...

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Enhancing Emacs software to properly transliterate "wa/ha" and "wo/o"
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While this is definitely doable and it sounds like your approach will work I would strongly advise against it: if you get a habit of typing "wa" when you mean は and "o" when you mean を, you will have ...

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Is there a list of Japanese radicals, with ALL of their possible alternative writing of them?
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Probably not a complete list, but the sci.lang.japan FAQ website has a table of radicals with their names and includes both 戶 and 戸. BTW, I don't think 户 is used in Japanese kanji. From Wiktionary: ...

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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?
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SO has been running an experiment with question templates which are also planned to be introduced on other SE sites if successful. There are also custom popups with hints which could be shown on some ...

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How to improve kana reading speed?
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Old question, new answer. Nowadays I would suggest KanjiBox. While it's mainly geared towards kanji study, it does have a Kana learning section and IMO it's pretty good. It uses SRS (Spaced ...

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Is there a chat group where I can thank all the moderators and members of the Japanese Language SE?
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Your "question" is not quite clear but I think it's perfectly fine to use the website's chat room. It's a pretty laid back place and as long as you don't make it a nuisance almost any topic ...

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How to switch between full and half-width input for Windows 10 Japanese IME?
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I can’t check right now but IIRC it was Shift-CapsLock. You can also just type the word in any kana and press F7 to make it full width katakana or F8 for half width.

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Are there any tools that enable me to convert sentences to Furigana?
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Unfortunately getting kanji readings right is not an exact science, but you can get some approximation by using the text glossing feature in WWWJDIC (and few other similar sites/apps). You'll likely ...

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