--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Nicholas Bodley" <nbodley@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 22:46:04 -0400, suzmccarth <suzmccarth@...>
> wrote:
> > However, it is recognized that the use of computer and an input
> > that converts kana to kanji has altered the writing sytle of the
> > Japanese.
> Most interesting, and unexpected. A bit more detail would be welcome.

Sorry I can't remember anything useful. I think a Japanese IME
converts hiragana to mixed kana and kanji if you want. The idea is
that you do not need to know the kanji because the computer will do
the conversion for you. So if you want to look very eduacated in kanji
you can do so without actually having an active knowledge of kanji. Of
course, you would want to know what you have written - sounds a little
tricky to me.