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MacJPerl 5 is a version of Perl for the Macintosh which can use Japanese characters and has a Japanese user interface. MacJPerl is based on a combination of Matthias Neeracher's MacPerl and the jperl patches by Yasushi Saito and Hirofumi Watanabe. Chuck Houpt and Michiko Nozu merged the code and localized MacJPerl.

System Requirements:
MacJPerl 5 requires KanjiTalk System 7 or higher or any system with the Japanese Language Kit.

To fully use MacJPerl, you should combine it with the English version of MacPerl, which contains all the Perl libraries, examples, and documentation. Just replace the MacPerl application with MacJPerl.
The English version of MacPerl can be found at any Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.
For example:

English Interface:
MacJPerl comes with an optional English interface. To enable the interface remove the parenthesis from the file "(MacJPerl English)". When the "MacJPerl English" file is placed in the same folder as MacJPerl, English menus and dialogs will be used after MacJPerl restarts.

The following perl features have been modified to correctly handle Japanese:

  • Regular Expression
  • chop
  • split
  • tr
  • formats

Known Problems:
Under JLK, MacJPerl crashes when quiting after it has launched another application via AppleEvents (for example, opening a document from the editor menu). This seems to be a general problem that affects all Japanese-registered applications under JLK.

Bugs, Suggestions, Feedback:
Please send bug reports and suggestions to:

Web Site:
The most recent version of MacJPerl, and other MacJPerl related information can be found at the MacJPerl Home Page at:

Downloading MacJPerl:


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