Complete Japanese Language Support In Windows Phone Mango

We reported back in January that Windows Phones will support Japanese Language in second half of this year. At MIX’11 Microsoft announced 16 additional languages support in Windows Phones including Japanese. What’s interesting to know is that Microsoft is not just slapping additional languages into its existing Metro Design as noted by Long Zheng. Long Zheng posted some screenshots of the Japanese Language support in Windows Phones. Here are some of those,

As you can see below, Microsoft have revamped the soft keyboard for this language.

Even the Japanese emoticons are supported ! !

Atlast, the important thing is the vertical text layout to be followed throughout the OS in places like panoramas, lockscreens,etc, to reduce the amount of text clipping that would occur more frequently.

Update: As noted by our commenter tezawaly, more details on Japanese SIP can be found here.

Source: Long Zheng from