Dear Edwin / エドウィン様, (E do wi n • sama ... "Esteemed Ed")
Thank you so much for your post.
(do u mo • a ri ga to u • go za i ma shi ta ... "thank you very much")
It's very pleasing that you were so obviously eager to configure your computer to read & write the 3 Japanese scripts you learned about in last week's course.
We are very grateful indeed for your perseverance in finding configuration
instructions regarding the 'Vista' OS, and for your thoughtfulness in us.
We have already used the hyperlink to look at the configuration instructions for 'Vista' and will soon be starting a Vista-specific thread for PC users running 'Vista' who want a guide on setting-up their computers to display Japanese character sets.
As you will see, I've included kanji (漢字), hiragana (ひらがな) & katakana (カタカナ) in this post - partly to test how well your PC now reads Japanese text.
If you have the time, I would be delighted to get a reply-post containing your
name, written in katakana: please use the katakana-namelist contained in your course notes to help you 'write' your name.
If you'd like to try writing my (sur)name + title/form of address, using kanji:
select the 'kanji' or 'hiragana' palette on the pull-down menu, then type in the syllabaries:
Mi ha ra se n se i
(4 kanji, in total: 2 for my surname, 2 for the address form)
(Mihara-sensei ... the correct form of address in this particular context)
がんばって！ (ga n ba tte! ... "do your best")
一恵より (Kazu e yo ri ... "from Kazue")