Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Language

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2002, 01:41 PM   #1
Dojo: Aikido of Norwalk
Location: CT
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 205
Kana and Kanji Fonts?

Does anyone know where I can get (preferrably free) Katakana, Hiragana, and basic Kanji fonts?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 04:15 PM   #2
ze'ev erlich
ze'ev erlich's Avatar
Dojo: Masatake Dojo (Israeli Aikido Organization)
Location: Rehovot - Israel
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 162
no problems with Japanese


If you wish to write usung Japanese fonts, all you need is using Windows 2000 or xp with office 2000 or xp . this combination enables you to mix as many languages as you wish in one text.

Ze'ev from Masatake Dojo Rehovot
Israeli Aikido Organiziation (Aikikai)

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2002, 12:58 AM   #3
Dojo: Aikikai Dobunkan/ Icho Ryu Aikijujutsu
Location: Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 247
Check out www.njstar.com They have a great wordprocessor and reader...and it`s free. (well...technically it`s shareware...but I have yet to put in a kanji it hasn`t found)
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2002, 02:16 PM   #4
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
erikmenzel's Avatar
Dojo: Aikidojo Leiderdorp
Location: Leiden
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 530
For a japanese wordprocessor look at http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~grosenth/jwpce.html
this is really for free.
Got some bitmap fonts included but works fine with other fonts (among which the msMincho font of microsoft)

Hope this helps

Erik Jurrien Menzel
kokoro o makuru taisanmen ni hirake
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2002, 03:33 PM   #5
Dojo: Eagle Rock Aikido, Ammon, ID
Location: Ammon, ID
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 120
If you just want to be able to type in Japanese in an HTML document, all you need is Windows IME. It's a free download off Microsoft's web site and works for any windows (or mac I think) OS.

If you download the Japanese fonts all you can do is look at Japanese characters, but get the ime and you can type all you want. It works with Office 2000, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.

I have tried
Check out www.njstar.com They have a great wordprocessor and reader...and it`s free. (well...technically it`s shareware...but I have yet to put in a kanji it hasn`t found)
and it's very nice.

One problem with these is that many gaijin like myself end up putting the wrong kanji in your documents. If you don't know kanji, try to put [ ]'s with hiragana next to what you're attempting to say.

for example
This says nihon go wa tsuki da.
As for Japanese, it's a moon.

It should read
This says nihon go wa suki da.
[i] like Japanese.
(or something like that)

and D are very different.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2002, 03:42 PM   #6
Dojo: Kiel University/VfL Fosite Helgoland
Location: Helgoland, Germany
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 113
Originally posted by Largo
Check out www.njstar.com They have a great wordprocessor and reader...and it`s free. (well...technically it`s shareware...but I have yet to put in a kanji it hasn`t found)
I can definately recommend this one, too, if you actually want to write texts in japanese. You can enter romaji and select the style in which the japanese characters shall appear. It also offers a radical look up table and gives suggestions on the selection of the appropriate kanji.


"You have to do difficult things to grow." (Shoji Nishio Sensei)
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2015 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2015 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate