1. popstormcandy's Avatar
    I recently updated my galaxy S4 to version 5.01, but am encountering problems entering Japanese characters.
    Before the update, I had no problem, the kanji I wanted would appear in the boxes above the keyboard upon typing and allow me to choose from a choice of word variations.

    After updating, I noticed that they did not allow me to enter kanji or katakana as it did not appear in the word-correct boxes. The last hirigana of the text also appeared as romaji and it stayed stubbornly like that. Because of this I am only able to type hirigana and not katakana or kanji. I have tried various ways to fix this, including installing Japanese input plugins and apps and resetting the language imput. However, nothing I installed would appear in my apps folder although present under "applications" in settings.

    Is there anyway I can fix this? Will there be an update that supports such Japanese text input?
    Thanks
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    05-06-2015 08:53 AM
  2. Executoto's Avatar
    Have the exact same problem/question. Very frustrating!


    I recently updated my galaxy S4 to version 5.01, but am encountering problems entering Japanese characters.
    Before the update, I had no problem, the kanji I wanted would appear in the boxes above the keyboard upon typing and allow me to choose from a choice of word variations.

    After updating, I noticed that they did not allow me to enter kanji or katakana as it did not appear in the word-correct boxes. The last hirigana of the text also appeared as romaji and it stayed stubbornly like that. Because of this I am only able to type hirigana and not katakana or kanji. I have tried various ways to fix this, including installing Japanese input plugins and apps and resetting the language imput. However, nothing I installed would appear in my apps folder although present under "applications" in settings.

    Is there anyway I can fix this? Will there be an update that supports such Japanese text input?
    Thanks
    05-07-2015 03:41 PM
  3. mmizutab's Avatar
    Same proble. Solved by downloading Google Japanese input. It's free and it has QWERTY keyboard that lets you type in alphabet.
    05-16-2015 02:56 PM
  4. Michellehfmn's Avatar
    Same problem, super frustrating. I know the google keyboard but the samsung keyboard should just work. I always use the swipe-version keyboard so the QWERTY is .. well super frustrating.
    05-17-2015 09:08 AM
  5. zcifer's Avatar
    I too have the same issue and it's annoying as h*ll!

    Anyone heard about a solution or a hotfix?
    05-21-2015 04:03 PM
  6. Pengky's Avatar
    I had the same problem too, but it's fixed already..
    Try to reinstall the japanese keyboard..
    Good luck..
    05-23-2015 10:24 PM
  7. Sze Ying Loh's Avatar
    I had the same problem too, but it's fixed already..
    Try to reinstall the japanese keyboard..
    Good luck..
    Thank you! I reinstalled, it worked
    06-09-2015 11:13 AM
  8. Semteex's Avatar
    Thanks! I reinstalled keayboard and it's working perfect now! )
    06-22-2015 07:55 AM
  9. Aurastorm's Avatar
    How are you all reinstalling it? All I can do is reset the settings and that didn't do anything
    07-16-2015 04:58 PM
  10. Kattika Zmugen's Avatar
    How are you all reinstalling it? All I can do is reset the settings and that didn't do anything
    Well, go to SETTING > DEVICE > KEYBOARD, then long press at 日本語 and on the bin icon up right corner. This will delete 日本語 from the DOWNLOADED section. After that just redownload 日本語 and it's fixed!
    08-12-2015 11:01 PM
  11. Kattika Zmugen's Avatar
    > SETTING
    > DEVICES
    > KEYBOARD
    long press on 日本語
    bin icon
    Redownload 日本語
    08-12-2015 11:05 PM
  12. Eraigames's Avatar
    > SETTING
    > DEVICES
    > KEYBOARD
    long press on 日本語
    bin icon
    Redownload 日本語
    I have a note 3 and these menu options are not available. How do I reinstall Japanese?
    09-14-2015 03:26 PM
  13. Ccandance's Avatar
    Go into "Samsung Keyboard" >> Click "Add new languages" >> THEN long-press "日本語"

    The option to delete it will come up as long as its box isn't checked.
    02-05-2016 12:40 PM
  14. msureshmewara's Avatar
    Thank you! I reinstalled, it worked
    not able to insert any KANA character into serachview please reply if anyone have solution.
    06-26-2017 11:17 PM

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