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By default there is no Japanese input in Samsung keyboard. I know there is a plugin called Multiling with it's HanWriting plugin but it only supports 1 letter by time. Is there a way to handwrite Japanese in sentence ?

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I don't think there is a handwriting app, at the moment. At least, not for writing, although there are some for practicing Kana and Kanji.

For typing, I currently use Google Japanese Input (10 MB, Free), it's reliable and seems solid to me.

You have two choices: one is typing the Romaji, the other one is typing Kana directly. In this second way, you click the 行 (gyou). For example, click on the Sa-gyou to choose the syllables that start with s- (sa, shi, su, se, so), then swype towards the one you want.

A visual example in the image below: the user chose the Ra-gyou (ra, ri, ru, re, ro), and swyped towards "ri", highlighted just above.

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I use the Simeji input method. it uses the great "flick" method for inputting kana. It takes some getting used to, but is very fast once you do. To switch between keyboards, just long press in the text field.

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I use MyScript Stylus (Beta) by Vision Objects for german, english, and japanese handwriting input on my Note 8, and it works vey good.

I use it e.g. for input to the Aedict dictionary to look up unknown Kanji, and recognition by myscript stylus is excellent. The only challenge is to write large Kanji not too slow, because else recogniton starts with left kanji part before finishing handwriting the complete kanji. I dont know any input method that makes it soo easy to switch between languages and combine Japanese text with other languages, e.g. get real German or nordisk Umlauts instead using ae, oe.

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