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When you try to type Japanese double-byte character set (DBCS) characters in an input text box on a HTML Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, the Input Method Editor (IME) does not change to hiragana mode and the Japanese characters are not typed.
This issue may occur when all the following conditions are true:
Several windows are open together with one instance of Internet Explorer running.
One window is updated by a META tag that includes the Refresh parameter.
Advanced Text Services is available.
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Change the input text box tag
Add the following tag to the input text box. After you add this tag, the window automatically closes and reopens. This resets the input text box so that you can type the Japanese characters correctly by using the IME.
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