2 comments on “Half and full-width characters: the strange conundrum of Japanese text input systems

  1. If our entire app data entry requires full-width characters, don’t you think it’s okay that we don’t label everything “full width”. Some of my colleagues think we should even though this system will be used daily by business people who will likely be in full-width mode let’s say for Kana.

    • It depends. I personally feel that it’s good to put the labels anyway, just for my peace of mind. I really dislike filling in a form only to have it rejected because I wasn’t sure which mode of input was required.

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