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    Default Reading Japanese on computer screen

    I have good eyes...and a 15" widescreen laptop monitor..but I have a really, really hard time telling バ and パ, ビ and ピ apart onscreen. I only know my kana..but I bet I'm going to have an even harder time telling apart the kanji when they have a million little lines in about a 1/2 cm space on the screen.

    Do you guys have these issues? How do you get by other than just context?

    Thanks

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    Umm wait I think I just figured out how to increase text size without losing resolution. Sorry! (and btw for others wondering how to do this, on a mac it's apple and + or -)

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    You actually get used to it really quickly!

    Wait till you get some arsey 30 stroke kanji in normal sized text though.
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    what?

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    most people, japs too, will read kanji based on their context, ie the whole sentence.

    Just like in English, where you can read a book that makes sense faster than a string of random words.

    However for English speakers it's easier to make a mistake, how many times have you accidentally misread a katakana word =)

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