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To compose an e-mail message in Japanese, Microsoft Outlook uses the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer. This article describes the installation of the language support components for Internet Explorer and the enabling of international language support in Outlook using this shared technology.
To install the latest version of the Microsoft Global IME for Japanese, follow these steps:
How to Use the Global IME with OutlookTo send an e-mail message in Japanese, the e-mail message must be in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format. This allows Outlook to use the Global IME. To enable HTML format for outgoing e-mail messages, follow these steps:
How to Compose an E-mail Message by Using the Global IME for JapaneseTo use the Global IME for Japanese to compose an e-mail message, follow these steps:
Additional Editing InformationCharacter Metrics in the IME
The input method defaults to Full-width Hiragana. You can choose another input method by clicking the left-most button on the floating IME toolbar. The input methods are listed from top to bottom as follows:
To type Japanese characters on an English keyboard, you must type each character phonetically. For example, the Japanese character that sounds like "KA" would be typed as KA. In addition, text typed in this manner is not part of the body of the e-mail message until you press ENTER key.