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Years ago I downloaded Japanese Word Processor JWPce 1.42. In kana mode you
can type in 'k' 'e' and it'll show the kana for that syllable. It also has
good kanji lookup and a good dictionary.

stevo


On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Karen Badham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Has anyone created a syllabary type of font before. I have been trying to
> create one, but keep reaching dead ends. I want for example to type "ka"
> and
> come up with that syllable's symbol. I've typed in Chinese and Japanese
> before, so I'm familiar with typing for languages that don't necessarily
> have a one to one relationship with letters, but I can't seem to create a
> font for it.
>
> I'm using High Logic Font Creator version 6, which as far as I can tell
> should be able to do it. To test I created a few characters, and mapped
> them
> to their corresponding Katakana codes. I set word up to use the font, and
> Japanese, but when I typed it came up blank.
>
> Can anyone provide any tips, or perhaps a good website to go to for how
> to's? If you have a different program that's better I'm all ears.
>
> -Karen Terry
> http://anti-moliminous.blogspot.com/
>