Japanese Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Compact 2013)

3/28/2014

For the Japanese locale, Windows Embedded Compact provides several catalog items you can use to add the appropriate locale, input method (IM), keyboard, and font to your OS. For more information, see Japanese.

For more information about how to add or remove catalog items, see Create Your First OS.

The following table shows the catalog items and associated SYSGEN variables you can use to add support for the Japanese locale to your OS.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable

Description

Dependencies

East Asian Edit Control

SYSGEN_EDIMEFE

Provides an edit control that supports input of East Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

None.

Monotype Imaging AC3 Font Compression

SYSGEN_AC3_FONT

Supports monotype imaging AC3 font compression that compresses fonts to help reduce memory requirements. Prior to Windows Embedded Compact 2013, this technology was referred to as Agfa AC3 Font Compression.

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AC3 font compression is not supported in XAML for Windows Embedded applications. For XAML for Windows Embedded applications, either disable AC3 font compression in the OS Design, or embed and use non-compressed font files (.ttf or .ttc) in the application. For information about embedding fonts, see Embed Fonts in a XAML for Windows Embedded Application.

Requires a Japanese font.

East Asian Word Wrap

SYSGEN_MGFE

Provides support for word wrap for East Asian languages, so that long sentences break correctly to appear in multiple lines of text.

None.

Meiryo & Meiryo UI

SYSGEN_FONTS_MEIRYO

Provides Meiryo sans serif font for Japanese script.

Requires Unicode Script Processor for Complex Scripts (SYSGEN_UNISCRIBE).

Meiryo Bold & Meiryo UI Bold

SYSGEN_FONTS_MEIRYOB

Provides bold Meiryo sans serif font for Japanese script.

Requires Unicode Script Processor for Complex Scripts (SYSGEN_UNISCRIBE).

MS Gothic & MS PGothic & MS UI Gothic

SYSGEN_FONTS_MSGOTHIC

Provides Microsoft Gothic, proportional Gothic (PGothic), and UI Gothic sans serif fonts for Japanese script.

Requires Unicode Script Processor for Complex Scripts (SYSGEN_UNISCRIBE).

MS Mincho & MS PMincho

SYSGEN_FONTS_MSMINCHO

Provides Microsoft Mincho and proportional Mincho (PMincho) serif font set.

Requires Unicode Script Processor for Complex Scripts (SYSGEN_UNISCRIBE).

All Characters List

SYSGEN_IM_ALLCHAR

Provides the All Characters List input method, an input method for character input based on a comprehensive character list.

Requires a display screen.

Kana Soft Keyboard

SYSGEN_IM_KANA

Provides support for a Kana Soft Keyboard, an on-screen keyboard that directly accepts input of Hiragana and Katakana.

Requires the Software-based Input Panel Driver catalog item. For more information, see Software-based Input Panel Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

Romaji/English Soft Keyboard

SYSGEN_IM_ROMA

Provides support for a Romaji/English soft keyboard, an on-screen keyboard that accepts input of the Latin alphabet.

Requires the Software-based Input Panel Driver catalog item. For more information, see Software-based Input Panel Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

Search by Radical

SYSGEN_IM_RADICAL

Provides a customizable sample UI that selects complex Kanji character input by searching radicals, which compose Chinese characters used in Japanese script.

Requires a touch screen.

Search by Stroke

SYSGEN_IM_STROKE

Provides a customizable sample UI that selects complex Kanji character input by searching character strokes.

Requires a touch screen.

Japanese Keyboard - (NEC)

SYSGEN_KBD_JAPANESE_NEC

Supports the keyboard layout for the Japanese locale (NEC keyboard layout).

Requires an NEC Japanese keyboard.

Japanese Keyboard - default (IBM)

SYSGEN_KBD_JAPANESE

Supports the keyboard layout for the Japanese locale (IBM keyboard layout). This is the default layout.

Requires an IBM Japanese keyboard.

Japanese

SYSGEN_NLS_JA

Provides Japanese language support, which includes the language-specific locale data (.nlx) file and registry setting in the run-time image.

LCIDLocale
0x0011ja

None.

Japanese (Japan)

SYSGEN_NLS_JA_JP

Provides Japanese (Japan) language support, which includes the language-specific locale data (.nlx) file and registry setting in the run-time image.

LCIDLocale
0x0411ja-JP

None.

Japanese (Japan, radical/stroke sort)

SYSGEN_NLS_JA_JP_RADSTR

Provides Japanese (Japan, radical/stroke sort) language support, which includes the language-specific locale data (.nlx) file and registry setting in the run-time image.

LCIDLocale
0x00040411ja-JP-radstr

None.

CJK Sort

SYSGEN_NLS_SORTING_CJK

Provides Unicode code-point value sort for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) ideographic characters

None.

Other Resources

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