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    I just got my new Droid X last Friday. I work for a Japanese company here is my current situation and what I am looking for. Most all of my Japanese bosses and co-workers have Iphones that there texting is in Japanese Language. I can currently go to Google Translate App and type in a message and translate from English to Japanese and then hit menu and send in a text to them in Japanese. When they reply back to me in Japanese language, I can not receive the message. Is there a way to receive there messages and then copy and paste to google translate to use the japanese to english of the app? I can't figure out why my droid x will not even acknowledge the message back from them in Japanese language. Hope someone can help me with an app or tell me how to get Japanese language for my text messaging or is there a different texting app besides Handcent to use for English and Japanese? Thanks in advance
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    Can anyone help me on this above?
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    Don't have a good answer but I hope this will explain what I think is happening and then someone can answer.

    The reason you're not seeing the Japanese text is because you don't have the font. Fonts are really programs that translates key stokes into images, (I press the "K" key, but it really sends a code to simulate a "K" on the keyboard. So the first thing you need is a Japanese font. If you had that installed, then you would see, (I think) the message. Now the fear here is if you were to plug in a Japanese font, it could turn you whole phone to Japanese! So be careful here as you move forward.

    Anyway, I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents and hope this helps you in figuring this out.

    Good luck!
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    No great answer here either, but given that you're going to Google for them a low tech solution might be to send out:

    私はあなたに日 本語で送信するためにGoogleへ移動します。とても親切英語で返信するために Googleに行くようにするかは?

    By the way it's really bad when you translate it back again ;)

    It started out as: I go to Google to send to you in Japanese. Would you be so kind as to go to Google to reply in English?

    Maybe the program mentioned in http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...there-app-will-give-me-japanese-keyboard.html might help you get the fonts/locale/whatever you need to be able to receive them. I don't know, but it might be worth a shot.