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Samsung Japanese keyboard no longer gives kanji suggestions

(Topic created on: 11/12/19 4:39 AM)
Dettadeus
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Hi, my Note 8 recently updated and one of the changes was the Samsung keyboard. Specifically, the toolbar above the keyboard.

 

When using the Japanese keyboard, whether with QWERTY or the 3x4, it used to give you something like predictive text with kanji suggestions when you typed in kana, as well as many other suggestions like half/full width katakana, etc. Since the update, using QWERTY keyboard only shows what you typed (in usual Latin characters) in the predictive text bar, while the 3x4 keyboard shows what you typed still in Japanese.

 

I've tried deleting Japanese language from my phone and redownloading it and that didn't solve the problem. A friend of mine got the update about a month earlier than me (different carrier) and has been pestering me for a fix for this issue that I wasn't encountering yet.

 

The handwriting keyboard using the S-Pen still recognizes kanji normally and shows kanji suggestions, but it doesn't seem to show any kanji replacement suggestions when writing in kana.

 

Would generally prefer to keep using the Samsung keyboard rather than switch to Gboard or Simeji just for simple Japanese input that was working fine before the update.

 

Thanks for any help!

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userpQ7rwJvzBq
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ありがとうございます。I have just started understanding kanji and was looking forward to practise it on keyboard. This worked for me. I was literally tearing up when it didn't work no matter what.

 

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sharpegypt
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I got the same problem

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