This article was previously published under Q298057
When you select to sort contacts, Company Yomi, Given Yomi, and Surname Yomi are listed as the avaliable choices to sort items.
This behavior occurs because the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) is installed.
When the Japanese-language IME is installed, the yomi fields are present on all the Name and Company fields of the contact.
In Japanese Contacts, a yomi field is present just above the First Name, the Last Name, and the Company fields. "Yomi" is the phonetic character (pronunciation) for the first and last names.
Yomi is currently generated only for the Japanese locale. With Unicode support in Outlook 2002, users can put in Japanese names in any locale. Outlook generates the Yomi, and attaches it with the contact. It is not seen until a Japanese contact form is used.