I assume that anyone who is interested enough in Japanese to be reading this stuff already knows how to type in Japanese. I use Microsoft IME. There are a zillion website out there that explain how to do it, and you can easily look it up.
Using Memrise for my vocabulary studies has been great, except for a couple of words that I just could not figure out how to type.
The small つ is fine. If you turn on IME and simply type double letters, it will put the small つ in automatically.
So, for example, if you type k i p p u you get きっぷ just like that.
What was killing me, though, was words like パーティー which has a small イ in it.
If you type p a – t i – you get パーチー which is frustratingly wrong, as Memrise will not hesitate to tell you.
If you look carefully at パーティー and type p a – t e i – you get パーテイー which, at first glance, might look right until Memrise tells you that it’s WRONG and you realize that the イ is full sized instead of small.
So, just in case you’ve been running into this same problem, what you have to type is p a – t e x i – and, like magic, you get パーティー, just like it’s supposed to be.
Yep. Just add an x before the character and it comes out small. Now words like パーティー and ボランティア are suddenly less frustrating.
Would anyone like to ボランティア to hold a パーティー ?