Ubuntu is a free, Linux operating system that anybody can download! If you’re tech-savvy enough to use Ubuntu but are having a bit of trouble typing in Japanese, follow this guide!
Open up the System Settings menu located in the top right corner of the screen.
Search for “Language Support” and click on it.
A new window will pop up with a button to Install/Remove Languages. Click the Install/Remove Languages button.
Another window will appear with a list of language available to install. Scroll down to Japanese, click the check box next to it, and hit the “Apply Changes” button.
Close the “Language Support” window and go back to the System Settings. Search for “Keyboard Input Methods.”
A window will pop up saying that “Keyboard Input Methods (IBus Daemon) has not been started. Do you want to start it now?” Select “Yes.”
Another window called “IBus Preferences” will apper. Click on the “Input Method” tab in this window, and from the drop-down menu, select “Anthy” under Japanese.
Now, a keyboard icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen. You can click that icon, select Japanese, and start typing!