Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura

An Open Web advocate and front-end engineer, who loves everything mobile, and writes about HTML5, CSS, JS, UX, tech events, gadgets, etc. She unintentionally got 15min of fame by creating The HTTP Status Cats. Also, the opinions expressed here are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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Japanese IME on iPod Touch

Apple have posted an iPod Touch features guide a few days ago, and I finally had a chance to read it.

As I wrote and posted photos regarding iPhone’s Asian language supports, I was wondering about future multi-language support on iPhone, but now I know that iPod Touch will feature Japanese IME before iPhone does!

According to the manual, iPod touch provides keyboards in 14 different languages, and supports the following keyboard formats:

  • QWERTY
  • QWERTZ
  • AZERTY
  • QZERTY
  • Japanese IME

And now, curious enough, I obtained these visual evidences:

  1. Twitter message by Toshiyuki Masui, an engineer behind the Japanese IME. (Fact: Sony Ericsson’s Japanese input system called POBox, had been developed by his team).
  2. Unofficial photos



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