Peter Goldsbury wrote:
The language settings in the Preferences/edit Options are set to 'forum default' and I should not have to reset the settings every time I post in Japanese.
I believe the forum defaults is "regular English" encoding. Once you set your options, you won't have to re-set them again; in other words, you won't have to reset the settings every time you post in Japanese but just once (as your settings will be saved in the system for your account).
In any case, I've posted a "tutorial" on changing your encoding method:
I'll be moving these last couple of messages in this thread to the above thread in a bit...