Instructions are for XP users. Win2k users only need to select Japanese as default from Control Panel -> Regional Settings.
First off, you need the East Asian Languages installed on your computer. To install (or check if you have it), go to Control Panel and open up Regional and Language Options
Navigate to the Languages tab, and see if the checkbox for east asian languages is filled out. If it isn't, you need the Windows installation CD or an I386 folder that sometimes comes on prebuilt machines.
Once you do have the East Asian Languages installed, you need to set up your computer so that Yogurting will display correctly. This can be done in two ways.
One with Microsoft Applocale which you can find here: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/apploc.mspx
What applocale does is run the program using a different language unicode than your system default. Once you have it installed, you can find it in your Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Applocale folder. Click the shortcut and press next till you get to this screen
Browse for your Yogurting.exe and leave the arguments field blank. Then click next. You should then see this screen
For those who have absolutely no understanding of Japanese, the selection in that screenshot is the one you should choose. Click next for...
I highly suggest you create a shortcut. After you click finish, the shortcut can be found in the Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Applocale folder.
The second way of enabling Japanese text to show up is by changing the default unicode of your system to Japanese. This is done through the Regional and Language Settings window.
in the "Language for non-Unicode Programs"
section, select Japanese. Be warned that future installations of any programs will use Japanese as a default, and some programs might not work correctly (example would be Korean Ragnarok Online).
This should be all you need to do in order to view Japanese text in Yogurting. Ignore the rest of this guide because the next portion deals with writing in Japanese.
In the Language tab of the Regional and Language Settings window, select Details. This will bring you to this window
Notice the only input type available is English. In order to add Japanese, click Add. You'll be given this window where you should select Japanese.
If done correctly, you should see either...
on your taskbar, or
floating somewhere across your screen.
If it's on your taskbar, select "Restore the Language bar"
. Click on "English"
and select Japanese
. The language bar will change drastically and look like this
Even though the settings are now Japanese, you'll notice that you're still typing in plain english. To change that, click on Input Mode
and you'll be given these options
You really only need Hiragana and Full-width Katakana for basic typing in Japanese. If you do not understand kanji and would prefer to leave everything in basic hiragana/katakana, click on Conversion Mode
and select "No Conversion"
to enable the language bar in Yogurting, you must have it restored. It can not be minimized or you won't see it.
That's it for this section... ã