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Windows 7: Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

27 Oct 2013   #1
nfarrier

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

I have had Japanese installed on my language bar for some time, but lately when I try to use it, the wrong characters appear when I type in the Romaji. I tried deleting the Japanese IME and re-adding it, but it made no difference. Could this be caused by a virus? How can I fix it? It still works fine on my laptop, it's only my desktop that is affected.


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28 Oct 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi nfarrier, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Yes, it can be virus. Did you made any changes on the PC recently?

As mentioned by Yard Dog, run Malwarebyts to scan for malwares. Run antivrus, and do SFC/SCANNOW to check for any errors.
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28 Oct 2013   #3
nfarrier

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply, Archer. I did run a Malwarebytes scan (which didn't solve the problem), but fortunately I found a Microsoft Community post from someone who had the very same issue. Turns out that the input method was incorrectly set to Kana instead of Romaji, and once I switched it to Romaji (under Tools> Properties> General), it worked perfectly! Not sure how it got changed in the first place, but it seems fine now. Thanks again!
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29 Oct 2013   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Glad the issue got resolved.
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