I have the Curve 8530 and I use the (Verizon supported) Japanese text input functionality.
I have been able to use the Japanese text entry successfully for various apps such as Facebook and BBM.
However, in the IM functionality in the Verizon/Skype Mobile app, entered Japanese text comes out garbled.
For example, お元気ですか。 (ogenki desu ka.) entered in the Skype app will display おおggねですか。
Another attempt, would display it as おgえんきですか。 which is very close to the hiragana of "ogenki desu ka."
The results every time are random.
This and the lack of copy-and-paste functionality in Skype IM is causing a lot of problems for me.
Any insight on this would be appreciated.
Unfortunately it is nothing in your settings. The mobile application simply does not support the characters. It only supports the standard western font. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the information. I hope they put this support as an enhancement since Skype does support multi-byte characters.
Also, the copy and paste issue needs to be addressed. (We need to have copy and paste into the IM window)