|Initial release||December 3, 2009|
2.20.2770.100 (March 26, 2013 )
|Operating system||Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, OS X v10.9|
1.10.1390.102 / March 28th, 2013
|Operating system||Linux / Mac OS X over 10.5|
|Type||Japanese input methods|
Google Japanese Input (Google 日本語入力, Gūguru Nihongo Nyūryoku) is an input method published by Google for the entry of Japanese text on a computer. Since its dictionaries are generated automatically from the Internet, it supports typing of personal names, Internet slang, neologisms and related terms.
Google also releases an open-source version without stable releases or quality assurance under the name mozc. As it is open source, it can be used on Linux-based systems, whereas Google Japanese Input is limited to Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. It does not use Google's closed-source algorithms for generating dictionary data from online sources.