Anybody know of an English Windows or Linux instant messenger that supports Japanese characters? Do any of the famous messengers (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, etc) support Japanese characters, without having to have Japanese Windows and the Japanese version of the messenger?
I'm learning Japanese and would like to be able to use the characters in messaging (to test my reading/writing abilities) with people online (most of whom have agreed they'd try a Japanese-compatible messenger if I found one).
OS: WinXP Pro
Mobo: Gigabyte 8VM533M-RZ
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Celeron
Vid: Gigabyte NVidia MX 4000 (128 MB DDR, TV out)
RAM: 512MB DDR
HD: 40GB (1:3 partitioned), 34GB
Drives: DVD R/RW and 16x DVD-ROM
ISP: AT&T/SBC Yahoo! DSL