a stylus or mouse, write your Japanese
characters one-at-a-time in the white
box of the HWR Input Test window.
After writing a character, press the
button corresponding to the type (i.e.,
Kanji, Hiragana, or Katakana). The
five best matching characters are
displayed in a pull-down list at the
bottom of the window. Choose the character
you wrote (the top choice is selected
by default) and it will be placed
in the form after you write another
character or press the Force button.
If the character you wrote is not
listed, select none from the list
and write the character again. Press
the Clear button if you make a mistake
while writing a character. After entering
all the characters for your query,
press the button to the right of the
text field in the search form. A new
window will be displayed that shows
the search results from the search
This program requires
Netscape 4.0 with the Java 1.1 patch.
A Japanese font is also necessary
to view Japanese in both Netscape
and Java. A free True Type Font is
available from Union Way. After installing
the font, follow these steps to enable
Netscape to view Japanese Web pages:
- Start Netscape.
- Select Edit-Preferences
from the menu.
- Select Appearance-Fonts
from the Category area in the dialog
- Choose Japanese
- Select the font
you just installed for both variable
and fixed widths.
- Press the OK
UNIX users also need
to copy the file font.properties.ja
to font.properties in the /java/classes
directory. Be sure to rename or back-up
the original font.properties file.
has been tested on Windows 95/NT and