JE (Japanese Extensions) HOWTO
JE consists of software to display, input, edit, format, and print
Japanese characters and documents, as well as small but fancy
made-in-Japan software, including;
1) Japanese-savvy Consoles
"kon", "kterm", and "pxvt" will enable you to display exotic
looking Japanese characters on your screen, giving it a distinct
2) Japanese Input Methods (or JIM for people in the know)
"Wnn", "Canna", "SKK" and "sj3" will convert an input string
from standard 101/106 keyboards into Japanese characters, words,
phrases or symbols.
3) Japanese-savvy editors
"jelvis" (Japanese vi clone), NEmacs (Japanese Emacs)and Mule
4) Japanese TeX system
"Oneko" is a cute mouse-cursor chaser for the X-window system.
There are several mail and news handlers, character code set
converters and shells to handle Japanese characters in command
line under Linux. See section E for details.
Wnn: Has the largest user base. It can also handle Korean and
Chinese. Requires on the server resources.
Canna: Less demanding on the system, and easier to customize.
Better for stand-alone use.
sj3: Very compact. Suited for people with limited disk space.