Posts Tagged ‘softel-swift-tx’

Swift-TX subtitling with Windows XP Japanese IME

In order to get Swift to work with Japanese , you have to set the font in the swift preferences:

This computer worked –


meaning: IME showing up here.

”Input mode” must be set to Hiragana, not “direct input” which (if I recall correctly think) we did in XP/ control panel/ “regional and language settings”.

We could replicate getting it to work on other XP computers:

by resetting of the “input mode” from “direct input” to “hiragana”,


AND after a restart of switch and opening a new swift file:


Next problem:

when you use ctrl up/down arrow , spurious spaces appear between letters.

Swift-TX Subtitling/Screen Translation Software: Preference Dialogues

This impressive array of preferences dialogues of the Swift subtitling software by Softel is in desperate need of a FAQ

– which I have yet to write (feel free to make suggestions in the comments).

OK, here is one bit: Japanese.

London Metropolitan University Shortcuts

Archived Interpreting Links:
Williamssound bidules
Usage policies
Translation Links:
Swift FAQ
e-Infrastructure Links: network shares
J: or \\\lgu$\londonmet departments
K: or \\stushare_server\StuShare
O: or \\\lgu$\multimedia student\mmedia\
X: or \\venus\homes
To message me, in MG, click “Start”, “Run”, paste: “C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe”, click “OK” or see bottom of this page or read .more.

Swift Subtitling Frequently Asked Questions

Swift Subtitling with Input Language Japanese in Windows XP

  1. Go to control panel / regional and language options / tab: languages.
  3. Check whether (1) Japanese / Keyboard / MS  IME Standard 2003 is installed. Otherwise (2) button:add it
  4. With (1) Japanese / Keyboard / MS  IME Standard 2003 is installed selected, click on (3) button: properties and ensure these settings are right, then click button: “ok”
  5. Now Open Swift.
  6. Menu file / preferences / tab: open:/ section:available fonts, button:add, add ms pgothic, section: default font, button:change, select ms pgothic, like here:
  7. Menu file / preferences / tab: spelling and languages, select primary language: Japanese, like here, then close with button: ok,
  8. Close the existing and open a new swift file.
  9. With swift still being the active application, ensure that in the windows language bar (if you do not see all the language bar icons, right click on input language icon , choose additional icons in the taskbar ; you may also have to right-click left of the input language icon, uncheck lock language bar, then resize the bar for the additional icons to show) the right input language is chosen, like here:
  10. Troubleshooting: It has been observed that the IME popup editor does not appear like here: . This may be related to the IME option “Input type” getting reset from “Hiragana”to “Direct Input”. Double-check this. Also, if all else fails, close existing and open a new file within Swift and/or close and reopen Swift, making sure that the IME settings remain.
  11. Still won’t work? Contact me.