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Problem with japanese keyboard

I have an ibm thinkpad r31 2656-48J. it has a japanese keyboard so the special characters are messed up. for example, the character above 9 is ) but wehn you press it it comes out as (.

is there any software for this. thank you

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have an DELL Inspiron 1100. it has a japanese keyboard so the special characters are messed up. for example, the character above 9 is ) but wehn you press it it comes out as (.

    is there any software for this. thank you

  • Roushan Catapang
    Roushan Catapang Apr 07, 2012

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
    3. Click Add other languages.
    4. Click the Languages tab. Click to select the Install files for East Asianlanguages check box. Insert your OS installer (win xp sp2).
    5. Click Apply.
    6. Click OK.
    7. If you are prompted to restart your computer click Yes. If you are notprompted to restart your computer, click Start, click Shut Down, and then clickRestart.

    Stage 2
    1. Navigate to Start->Control Panel->Keyboard
    2. On the Hardware tab, click Properties (note that the current driver isprobably "Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard")
    3. On the Driver tab, click Update Driver...
    4. The Hardware Update Wizard launches. When it asks if Windows can connect toWindows Update to search for software, select "No, not this time" andclick Next
    5. Select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" andclick Next
    6. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" andclick Next
    7. Uncheck "Show compatible hardware"
    8. Select "Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key)" from themanufacturer "(Standard keyboards)" and click Next
    9. Click Yes to continue with the installation when the warning aboutinstalling incompatible device drivers appears
    10. Click Yes to continue with the installation when the warning aboutreplacing PS/2 mouse port drivers appears
    11. Click Finish and reboot



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Hello, hope this helps. Special characters in a friend's Thinkpad 2662 were helped by going into regional settings as described below:

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