First, how does one add a new language to their computer running Windows 10 update 1803 or newer when behind a WSUS server?

  1. Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\DisableWindowsUpdateAccess to 0
  2. Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU\UseWUServer to 0
  3. Restart Windows Update service
  4. Go to Settings (Press Windows+I)
  5. Time & Language
  6. Region & Language
  7. Click "Add a language" (remove and re-add if it didn't work before)
  8. ...should be fairly self-explanatory from here

Okay, now, my frustrations:

Does anyone else (who is learning, or even who knows, 日本語 as a second language) find it hard to quickly differentiate between ユ and コ? or シ and ツ? or ン and ソ?How about ウ, ワ, and フ? These are far from the only ones, but I find them to be the least visually distinguishable, compared to, say, ク and ケ, or ノ, ン and ソ. Oh, and if the slashes aren't obvious enough, try telling メ and ヌ from ノ and フ, respectively!

平仮名 is at least a little better, though again as a non-native, telling the difference (quickly) between ぬ and め or ね and わ or る and ろ can be tricky. But with handwriting, I can easily see how one might get tripped up distinguishing た and な, は and ほ, or ほ and ま, れ and わ, き and さ.

Anyway, rant out of the way, another reminder, know your kana!