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  • Aplix Develops Japanese Input System for Java
  • March 26, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Aplix Corp. revealed a new Japanese input system, KKFEP, to provide kana-Kanji conversion in a Java environment.
    The company develops real-time operating systems. The main feature of KKFEP is its size: both the program size and dictionary are small enough to be available in a standalone environment.

    The system was designed for machines such as a personal digital assistant, and is planned to be supplied as OEM product.

    In most conventional Japanese input systems, a dedicated dictionary server is used for kana-Kanji conversion. Kana is the phonetic Japanese character set, and Kanji is based on more complex Chinese characters. Because the server is dedicated, the conversion rate is lower when many users access the dictionary server, which makes practical services to users difficult.

    KKFEP is an input system which embeds a front end written in Java and a kana-Kanji conversion engine written in native code. Its program and dictionary are installed in clients, which allow users to input data more easily.

    It is also equipped with facilities such as an input conversion window, equivalent to those of Japanese input systems used in PCs. The size of the program is about 94KB. The size of the dictionary is either 512KB or 2MB. The system runs on J Blend, an Aplix-developed Java OS conforming to the Java specification with real-time functions.

    Aplix is going to present the Java OS with KKFEP at the JavaOne exhibition to be held in San Francisco for Java-related products. The exhibition, JavaOne, opened on March 22.

    Related story: [NET & COM '98] Aplix, PFU Show Palm-Sized NC Using JavaOS

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    Updated: Wed Mar 25 16:33:29 1998