Re: Japanese Language Options
After some playing around with language settings, I have come to the conclusion that the software upgrades might have made things more complicated. What you have written above might be OK for the US, but is a little different in Japan.
The computer I am using at present is a Sony Vaio with Windows XP. Of course everything is in Japanese. When I open Explorer the top page is also in Japanese and the language encoding settings are set to Japanese EUC. When I open AikiWeb, the settings are automatically changed to Shift JIS. I have other language options, but the computer slows down significantly, as a result.
The problem with the present settings is that some punctuation symbols are converted into Chinese characters, when these are followed by certain letters, and also the lasyout changes.