Japanese (Compact 2013)


Windows Embedded Compact supports the Japanese locale, which includes support for fonts that display Japanese characters and a Japanese input method editor (IME) for users to input Japanese characters.

Windows Embedded Compact provides the following Japanese IMEs:

You can use the Edit Control functionality in Windows Embedded Compact to control whether a text composition string is drawn by the Japanese IME (Level 2) or drawn inline by the application (Level 3). For more information, see East Asian Edit Control Registry Settings.

Windows Embedded Compact provides input methods for device users to input Japanese characters by using a keyboard or by using a software-based input panel (SIP) with a stylus. The Japanese input methods support the full range of characters used in the following Japanese writing systems:

  • Kanji (the Chinese character set used in the Japanese writing system)
  • Hiragana
  • Katakana
  • Romaji (Japanese written by using the Latin alphabet)

The Japanese count calendar dates by using either the Gregorian calendar or the Era calendar. To display the Era calendar year, based on years from the current emperor's accession, you can use the gg ee/MM/dd format, which displays both an Era symbol and a Gregorian calendar year. For more information, see Day, Month, Year, and Era Format Pictures.

To add support for Japanese to your OS, see Japanese Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

For feature-related registry settings, see Japanese Registry Settings.

For reference information, see:

Sample application code is available as follows:

  • All Characters List
  • Kana Soft Keyboard
  • Romaji/English Soft Keyboard
  • Search by Radical (Sample UI)
  • Search by Stroke (Sample UI)
  • Test IME

Source code for this feature is available at %_WINCEROOT%\Public\Common\Oak\Drivers\Imejpn.

See Also


Japanese Font Files

Other Resources

Japanese IME 3.1
Japanese Pocket IME 2.0