Disable Hiragana to Kanji Conversion on Mac21 May 2021
Macs offer a convenient solution for seamlessly switching between English and Hiragana alphabets. I regularly switch between the two when working on my Japanese language homework. In an effort to “assist” with the document composition MacOS will automatically convert the Hiragana to Kanji when applicable. As a novice Japanese language student, this is counterproductive because I don’t yet recognize many Kanji.
Fortunately this auto-conversion can be easily disabled. Open your system preferences and navigate to the Keyboard settings. Click on the
Input Sources tab and uncheck the
Live Conversion option.