Please help me read Japanese, on how to use User Dictionary (Google IME/Mac)


I guess I am too bad at reading Japanese. Please help me.

From settings onwards, it’s all in Japanese:

Now, I type in new entries for user dictionary.

But I can’t get it to appear on the IME.

I couldn’t read the manual either.

What’s くわしく? Oh, details - without Kanji, I couldn’t read it. (There is 詳しい on WaniKani, though, but somehow Safarikai failed to work today.)


Why not just use the mac’s Japanese input?


I can’t manage to add a custom kaomoji with Mac’s default IME.

As far as I can go is, here; but I still have to download custom dictionary from the Internet.

I have found another way though. But, I seriously want to use IME to input this kind of stuff.

I would have succeeded long ago, if I use Microsoft’s IME.

Also, doesn’t Google IME’s features look interesting? (Look in the くわしく section.)


Well I just downloaded it, and I clicked on the Config Dialog and got a screen like yours but in English.

I can’t see how you download dictionaries.


I googled to download the dictionary file.

But in Google IME, that isn’t needed. In ‘Dictionary’ tab, you can edit your own dictionary, or import/export a custom dictionary file.

Also, Google IME seems to have auto-generated dictionaries from the search engine database, so, so many 顔文字’s. This is one of the features Google advertised.

I might (or might not) look for the way to change the interface language later. I can live with the existing problem for the time being, while I aim for the better understanding of Japanese.