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Applying  java.awt.im and  java.awt.im.spi in search of control over Locales

krakatoa asked
Last Modified: 2021-03-24
Would there be any suggestions as to how to implement the promises of any of the interfaces of these packages and produce foreign (say Japanese) text and characters into a JTextArea ?

This is what the docs say for the .spi package, which makes it look possible that a route to producing these characters exists straight from Java and without tinkering with the OS :

Package java.awt.im.spi Description

Provides interfaces that enable the development of input methods that can be used with any Java runtime environment. Input methods are software components that let the user enter text in ways other than simple typing on a keyboard. They are commonly used to enter Japanese, Chinese, or Korean - languages using thousands of different characters - on keyboards with far fewer keys. However, this package also allows the development of input methods for other languages and the use of entirely different input mechanisms, such as handwriting recognition.

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