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Can't turn off Japanese IME in Access 2003

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by dale303, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. dale303

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    No matter what I do, I cannot stop the Japanese IME from switching into
    Japanese mode whenever I open MS Access. Even if I switch it back to UK mode,
    every time I change focus between fields, form objects and even between
    design and view modes, the IME switches back to Japanese.

    I see you can 'disable' the IME Mode or set it to 'alphanumeric' for
    individual fields and form objects but I have to do this for every single
    field and form control which is a problem in itself but more importantly
    there are problems with this as this now defaults input as US English, not UK
    English and therefore a significant amount of shifted characters are in the
    wrong place (including important characters like '@' '"' '£' & '#').

    I would like to simply set the default IME for Access to UK English. How can
    I do this? Failing that, is there a way to disable Japanese IME mode on a
    database or table/form level?

    My setup is Windows XP SP2 with a generally UK setup except that I have
    installed the Japanese IME and set the system font to Japanese. I have to use
    the Japanese system font as some applications can't display Japanese
    correctly without it (including MS Outlook subject headers). I have two
    languages set up in MS Office language Settings (UK English and Japanese)
    with UK English set as the default.
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