Google Japanese Input

Google Japanese Input
Developer(s) Google
Initial release December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)
Stable release
Windows
2.23.3190.0 (March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)) [±]

[1]
Mac OS
2.20.2700.1 (November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)) [±] [2]
Android
2.24.3290.3.198253168 (May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)) [±]

Preview release
Windows
2.20.2770.100 (March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)) [±]

Mac OS
1.10.1389.101 (March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)) [±]

Repository
Operating system Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, OS X v10.9
Type Japanese input
License Freeware
Website www.google.co.jp/ime/
Mozc
Developer(s) Google Inc.
Stable release
1.10.1390.102 / March 28th, 2013
Repository
Operating system Linux / Mac OS X over 10.5
Type Japanese input methods
License 3 BSD
Website github.com/google/mozc/

Google Japanese Input (Google 日本語入力, Gūguru Nihongo Nyūryoku) is an input method published by Google for the entry of Japanese text on a computer. Since its dictionaries are generated automatically from the Internet, it supports typing of personal names, Internet slang, neologisms and related terms.

Google also releases an open-source version without stable releases or quality assurance under the name mozc. As it is open source, it can be used on Linux-based systems, whereas Google Japanese Input is limited to Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. It does not use Google's closed-source algorithms for generating dictionary data from online sources.[3]

See also

References

  1. 鈴木拓生 (9 December 2013). "Google 日本語入力の開発版をアップデートしました。(1.13.1650.10x)". Google Japan Developer Relations Blog. Google. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. 鈴木拓生 (9 December 2013). "Google 日本語入力の開発版をアップデートしました。(1.13.1650.10x)". Google Japan Developer Relations Blog. Google. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  3. Ōshima, Katsuhiko (2012-06-29). "GoogleによるIM「Mozc」を使う Ubuntuの日本語入力を改善【デジ通】". Gajetto Tsūshin.
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