Jump to content

Japanese input shown strange on Windows

Recommended Posts

Temporary input is shown with wrong font, size and position. (IME's default font?)
I assume this is because you are using Windows' built-in text display engine but Affinity's for this part unlike Mac version?

It's little inconvenient and sometime it will be a problem to guess the final output.
I know implementing custom text display logic like Mac version is tough and problematic.
But I would like you to implement it like Mac version at some point. 

Image 2019-08-11 at 10.20.06 PM.png

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi ashf,

Thanks for letting us know. I've replicated this and the height seems to change after the IME is corrected to use the selected font and English Text. I've also reproduced the Japanese text's font changing as well. I've tried this using MS Word and that seems to use Yu Mincho for both the preview and the applied text's font, however we're not showing the font as that.

I've attached a video of my reproduction using MS Word and Affinity Designer. Could you just confirm this is the incorrect behaviour you are getting?

Regarding the actual input we just use the OS's IME so there will be differences between Mac and Windows, so the two will never be completely alike.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Sean P
Yes but actually Comic Sans is improper to use since it's an English font.
You should use Japanese fonts such as Yu-Gothic and Yu-Mincho.
I used Comic Sans to emphasize the problem.

Basically temporary input should be the same font, size and position(vertical position in the line) as other text.
Like you see on Mac.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Sean P said:

Thanks for that. I've also noticed that if you click and drag to make a selection and attempt to type over it, it will not erase the word until you press enter. I'll get these all passed on.

FYI, clicking somewhere while typing suppose to be the same as enter key on other software such as Word.
Currently clicking somewhere while typing cancel out temporary input.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.