*Note* This guide will not allow you to use Japanese fonts in the North American version of Final Fantasy XI.These fonts are currently available only in the Japanese version.
*Note* Enabling these fonts can take up to 230 megabytes of hard disk space.
- From the Start menu, go to Control Panel.
- From the Control Panel, select "Date, Time, Language and Regional Options" then "Regional and Language Options".
- Click on the "Languages" tab.
- There will be two items under this tab: "Text Services and Input Languages" and "Supplemental Language Support". First, check the box next to "Install files for East Asian Languages" and click Apply. If you are asked to insert the Windows XP disk, do so and follow any onscreen instructions. Otherwise, move on to step 5.
- In the "Text Services and Input Languages" box, click the "Details..." button and a new window will pop up.
- In the "Installed Services" box, click the "Add" button and an "Add Input Language" window will pop up. For "Input Language", select Japanese from the drop down menu. For keyboard layout/IME, select "Japanese Input System" and click OK.
- Click Apply and OK in the Text Services window, then again in the Regional and Language Options window. If you are asked to restart your computer, close all other programs and do so. When you restart, there will be a new button in your taskbar. The default setting will be English, and it will say EN on the button. To switch back and forth between English and Japanese, hold the left Alt key and press the Shift key. The taskbar should now say JP. Click on it to choose an input method (alphanumeric, kanji, hiragana, katakana).