Introduction to Five Element Input Method for Japanese
each Japanese kanji (漢字),
will be assigned a 9-digit number code. User will use the 9-digit
number code to enter each character (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana)
and phrase (Jukugo, Tango, Yomikata).
element method (五元入力方法)
is based on the basic structure of using pronunciation to enter
the number first to get the character input. If it is not
sufficient, shape and drawing section will be used. During the
input process, user may choose to pick up the character or phrase
at anytime. If a number is entered in a wrong way, user may
always back up to re-pick the code words. User may also pick a
specific phonetic combination (Yomiktata) for a certain character.
Then, characters of other phonetic combinations will be removed
from the candidate list.
number key is entered, the number of candidate characters and
candidate phrases for selection will be reduced until only your
target character or phrase showing on the selection list. Once
your target character or phrase appears on the selection window,
you may pick the character or phrase at any time.
method is very straight-forward and very simple. You may try to
punch some keys before reading the user manual. The user manual
will have the following four sections: keyboard, sound code,
character input and phrase input. Please pick the topic of your
interest for further explanation.