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Re: [tlug] Japanese Input

On Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at 04:24AM, Gábor Farkas <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> JUST Systems have announced a new 
>> ATOK for LINUX, to ship at the end of January: 
>> (Ichitaro for LINUX will also ship). 
>> ATOK for LINUX is a separate product from ATOK X 
>(i cannot read japanese (yet;), so i ask here).
>in what aspects is atok better than canna/anthy/m17/uim/iiim/xim?
>i am asking because for example i use canna+uim, and i don't know in 
>what aspect could it become better.
>is the canna part (the kana->kanji conversion part) better?

Good or bad, it is a commercial application.  

It is good both in conversion engine and GUI. The conversion is very smart, as it guesses the most proper words in the context. Also, it warns you when you write wrong texts (such as in respect language). The dictionary is also exclusive with many names and place-names. The palette offers similar functionalies as Windows IME and MacOSX Kotoeri have. For example, when you have to put a kanji which you don't know how to read, you can use the palette to search by stroke count or radical.

The con is that it is not free. :p

BABA Yoshihiko
Kyoto Center for Community Collaboration
Fink Support, Translation and Documentation Team

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