Now for the installation :
Download the program from microsoft :
Download this handy little reg file that will add an option to programs' context menu allowing you to launch them as if they were on a real japanese system! (also works on shortcuts)
localejap to exe context.zip
Install the MSI installation file and then run the "localejaptoexecontext[INSTALL].reg" file (click yes, you want to write into the registry).
Now, when you want to run a japanese program or western program that needs japanese compatibility, just right-click this program's shortcut and select the "Locale Japanese" option.
Now you will see this screen, click OK (there's no way to disable this screen afaik :/ )
Actually there is a way now! Here you can grab a patched AppLoc with the nag screen removed! Just put it in c:\windows\AppPatch\
After AppLocale is installed, you may see weird caracters when installing standard programs (Installshield display corrupted, strange kanjis and accents), in this case open the AppLoc.tmp file from WINDOWS\AppPatch\AppLoc.tmp with notepad, delete everything, save, then set the AppLoc.tmp file to "Read-only" (in right-click > properties for that file). Fixed!
Your program is now COMPLETELY japanese aware!
Here's what it looks like WITHOUT Applocale ;(
(Witness the beautiful japanese in playlist & scrolling title!)
(allows you to keep fixedsys as your font and still be able to display japanese properly!)
Toshiba Audio Application!
(allows you to upload JAPANESE mp3s to the gigabeat (japanese filename & japanese ID3 tags) so that the gigabeat's LCD pannel displays them properly!)
Tip: for EAC to retrieve Japanese ID3 tags, you need to set your freedb server as :