Sunday, August 19, 2007

Input Japanese on the iPhone

An earlier article mentioned a virtual keyboard that can be used for inputting some European languages plus Greek and Russian on the iPhone, whose built-in keyboard is English only. Now there is one for Japanese. To use it, point your iPhone or other browser to this page:

Friday, August 17, 2007

Another Arabic Keyboard Layout

I already have two Windows Arabic keyboard layouts on my iDisk, but it seems they may not be exactly right, so I have now put up another one which should match that provided with Windows Vista, seenhere (use Opera if it doesn't display right in your current browser):

The new layout is named WinVArabic101.keylayout and can be downloaded directly here:

Let me know if you have any problems with it.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

iLife '08 Adds New Localizations, iWork '08 Still Limited to 8

The updated version of iLife, issued August 7, includes new Russian and Polish localizations for all its components -- iPhoto, iWeb, iDVD, iMovie, and GarageBand. These are in addition to the usual 15 that have been customary for OS X and most of its apps.

Strangely, the updated iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), issued the same date, continues to have only a truncated set of 8 localizations -- Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.