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Another Japanese Keyboard update – Fix

Posted by Steven Westwell on February 20, 2008

Following up directly on the previous post, the following vbscript should add the required registry values for the japanese keyboard driver to be used by the Japanese IME:

Option Explicit
Dim ReturnValue
ReturnValue = FixJPKB()

Function FixJPKB()
DIM iRetValue
Dim WshShell

set WshShell = CreateObject("wscript.Shell")

WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters\LayerDriver JPN", "kbd106.dll", "REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters\OverrideKeyboardIdentifier", "PCAT_106KEY", "REG_SZ"
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters\OverrideKeyboardSubtype", 2, "REG_DWORD"
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters\OverrideKeyboardType", 7, "REG_DWORD"

Set WshShell = nothing

End Function


Since this looks like it may also affect non Japanese IME’s I will update following some tests in case handling of the Korean keyboards is required or if this affects alternate IME’s


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