Use your PC to Master Japanese and Chinese
Function keys act as shortcuts to the menus or other controls. The
function keys consist of the keyboard function keys F1 to F12, the
cursor keys such as the Arrow, Home, End, and Page keys, the number
pad keys which also function as arrow keys, the
such as Esc, Enter, Tab, Insert, and Delete, and the
Windows shortcut keys(5-
Function Key Diagram(5-
for a list of functions grouped by key.
Typewriter keys are the regular letters and numbers on the typewriter
(i.e. "qwerty") portion of the keyboard, with or without the Shift key or the
Ctrl key. Pressing a typewriter key inserts a character or code directly into
the document at the insertion point. There is no "overwrite" mode in Smart
Typewriter Key Behavior
- Pressing or pasting a
enters text into the document at the insertion point according to the following
- If the key is an
object type code(D-
it splits an existing
into two text objects at the insertion point. The second object's
changes to match the new object type code. The
switches to the new type.
- Otherwise, if the input mode is set to
or it matches the current object type, the typewriter key is translated (if
necessary) and inserted into the current text object.
- Otherwise, an appropriate object type code is placed before the key to
begin a new current text object, and after to make a new object from the
remainder of the former object.
Changing the Input Mode
Although it is quicker to type the desired
object type code(D-
it is safest to use the Side Plus and Side Minus (or F12 and Shift+F12) keys to
An object type code inserted into an existing
splits and changes the
of new text object, intended or not. For example, pressing Ctrl+W before the
English word "foot" changes it to the hiragana (nonsense) ha-ra-ra-su.
On the other hand, you may wish to change between hiragana and katakana,
English and notes, or other related object types. See
Changing the Object Type(5-
and the examples in
Working with Codes(5-
Redraw Line when in Doubt
If you change the type of an exiting
only the first character in the object is redrawn. To verify that the entire
text object has changed as intended, redraw the
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