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Entering and editing in Japanese

Where can Japanese characters be used

Japanese characters can be entered and edited in a variety of places:
  • General memory names
  • General memory Descriptions
  • PMS memory names
  • Home memory names
  • Bank names
  • DTMF names in configuration item 45, Internet Select (half-width only)
  • Member list names in configuration item 57, Message List (half-width only)
  • Message text in configuration item 59, Message Select (half-width only)
  • Opening message in configuration item 65

    The characters that can be entered are listed in the Japanese radio model's user guide and have been chosen by Yaesu. 

    Which of the Yaesu chosen characters can be used

    The program does not support every entry listed in the VX-8's Japanese user guide because not all of them are available in the Windows character set. The entries that are available in the program are shown in the full-width and half-width DBCS editor tables. These tables can be shown when the Memories tab is active by pressing the F4 function key. Each time F4 is pressed the display appears or disappears. There are two tabs that can be selected - Full width and Half width.

    How do I make the grid fit

    The dividing line between the right of the memories section and the left of the editor tables can be dragged left and right to enable you to size them as you wish. To save the position for the next time you start the program use the Settings menu and the command Window Position and Column Widths, Save Size and Position command.

    This shows the Full-width character table being displayed. Cells that are red are positions not implemented by Yaesu. Cells that are yellow are positions that have no assigned character because the author could not find an appropriate character in the MS Gothic font. If you know of the correct character to use please contact the author who will be pleased to add it to the table. The memory name shown is the only word I know in Japanese - my own name typed using the Microsoft IME:

    Entering characters using the keyboard

    First select the cell you wish to edit by clicking with the mouse or moving the selection cursor using the arrow keys. Then type normally using the IME (input method editor). When you press the final Enter key the program checks what you have typed. 

    If any of the entered characters are not in the set supported by the program then you will get a message telling you which one is not acceptable. To make corrections press function key F2 or double-click the cell to place the cell into Edit mode and then use the normal editing keys (delete, backspace etc.) to make changes. Press Enter after completing your changes and the cell is again checked.

    To cancel any editing before the program has accepted the changes press the Escape key.

    Entering characters using the character tables

    You can also enter characters by using the Full width or Half width character tables. Select the cell to receive the character and then double-click the desired character - it will be added to the end of the existing contents in the cell.

    Entering characters using copy/paste

    Characters can also be entered using copy/paste. First copy the characters you wish to enter from another location. Then place the destination cell into Edit mode by double-clicking or pressing F2. Position the cursor to where you want to insert the characters and then use Paste (CTRL+V). Then press Enter to complete the editing.