After getting the vocabulary item 金曜日, I nearly flipped my table as I kept spelling it wrong. Why? Because I keep typing “K-I-N-Y-O-U-B-I” on the keyboard instead of “K-I-N-N-Y-O-U-B-I”, so it spells きにょうび on the keyboard instead of きんようび.
This is because the input mode on there is very shortcut-friendly (and trust me, I abuse the heck out of those shortcuts). For example, typing “R-Y-O” will automatically give you りょう and typing “T-U” will give you つ. Furthermore, if you type “N” and do not proceed it with a “Y-I” or “Y-O” or “Y-U”, you’ll get ん. Double tapping “N” will force a ん character.
However, this last one causes me to think too much because I have to decide whether I actually need to double tap “n” on every ん character or not.
In the Japanese IME (on windows), there’s a beautiful thing called “kana” input (or “single character input” as some people call it), which maps every key to a single character theoretically making typing much faster. HOWEVER - you need to press Shift+Caps-Lock every time you want to switch between english and japanese.
Are there any user scripts that force english input on an english answer box? Are there any user scripts that change the japanese input from romaji to kana? Is there anything that would help speed up typing at all?
EDIT: Looking a bit more into it, it looks like the japanese input isn’t something local to the wanikani webpage, but is rather something ingrained into my web browser through a “lang” attribute in an HTML input tag… if there was a way to change language-based input preferences, that would probably do it. However, I’m not finding that on my browser
(please don’t reccomend the anki input- please, I beg you - typing fast gives me precious adrenaline).