I was looking to fix a problem with Wanikani Mobile and noticed that current development is happening in Wanikani for Android. However, the problem exists with WK for Android as well. I have sideloaded WK for And on my Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle is setup for Japanese IME via it's native support. If I type an answer in romaji the keyboard always defaults to English character entry as WK expects. However, when looking for an English keyword, the keyboard often defaults to romaji input, so I get Japanese characters when I don't want them. It happens nearly always - it's not 100% though. It forces needing to switch the input entry manually to English character entry for almost every English answer. It's quite annoying. Is it possible for the program to hard switch the character entry to English every time? I'd rather not disable the Japanese IME since I use it frequently. I'm quite excited to see active development according on this program - the look and feel is very nice. I hope we can get some of the nice graphing incorporated from WK Mobile. Thanks, Larry Um, I couldn't quite understand your point. Mind to elaborate a bit?
Perhaps some screen shots would help - hopefully you can see the links to my Photoshop account (I can't get Wanikani to attach these to save my life).
With Japanese IME enabled, the Kindle Fire HD keyboard allows entering characters in one of three modes instead of the two that are normally seen. We can see a button on the bottom left labeled "文字". The button can be toggled between three modes, "あ", "A", and "1". Wanikani (and subsequently your app) has support for romaji entry built in via English character entry, so users do not need necessarily need to install Japanese IME. So, for example, when I need to answer a question in Japanese, the keyboard defaults to "A":
However, when the expected answer is English, the dialog box defaults to Japanese IME romaji input and the 文字 button now says "あ". It requires manually switching to "A" nearly every time a question needs to be answered in English. I think there must be a way to tell the dialog to default to "A" (for example when entering a URL - the Kindle always defaults to "A"). For example, below Wanikani wants an English response, but we can see the default entry mode is wrong:
Yes, it is easy to switch modes, but with the default wrong, it is a bit of a pain and prone to mistakes.