I am using mac 10.10. My keyboard input source is set to Hiragana, but when I type into a Gimp text layer, the regular latin characters appear and not the Japanese that I expected. How do I get this to work?
I just entered it in Google (just a text field I can copy-paste out of quickly) and copy-pasted. It worked with the sans-serif font, and I was satisfied.
This was on Linux, though, so maybe something prevented conversion?
If you want to write in japanese you need to use japanese fonts and not latin or others. You can find online a lot of fonts http://www.freejapanesefont.com/ Switch the language of your mac in japanese ( system > language > Add Japanese ). Then select japanese and try to type in gimp. After if you want to write english again come back to system preference.