Then I bought a new mac with it installed. Next, I discovered that "koteri" （ことえり）Apple's Japanese IME had been unceremoniously replaced. I guess that's fine. Kotoeri really wasn't that good. A lot of folks used ATOK.
For kotoeri users, though, there was no clear instructions on how to move your user dictionary. All I could find was this unhelpful page on Apple's site. In fact, an English-language brought me zero solutions. However, the first hit on a Japanese-language search contained the answer.
1. Go to
~/Library/Dictionariesand copy the bundle
2. On the Yosemite machine, open system preference, navigate to Keyboard the Input Sources (why it's not in "Language", I do not know), and select Japanese
3. Scroll down to the very bottom to "Specialty dictionaries", and drag and drop the
ユーザ辞書bundle into the input field.
That's all. (If you upgraded a machine to 10.10 and lost the file, just copy it over from your backup. What? You have no backup? You updated an Apple OS without making a backup of the old version?)
|The location of the ユーザ辞書 bundle.|
|Drag and drop the ユーザ辞書 bundle into "Specialty dictionaries".|