The process of putting the Dictionary on-line has given rise to phenomena such as the following:
In order to attain optimal search results, JIS-code characters have been adopted whenever possible. Consequently, some of the characters in the on-line edition take forms that are different from those in the print edition.
Windows Vista utilizes Japanese fonts that are in accord with JIS2004, the most up-to-date JIS code, with the result that in Windows Vista some kanji are displayed and printed in forms different from those of previous versions of Windows up to Windows XP. For further details, please visit the following Microsoft website on “JIS2004 and Meiryo”:
Historical kana forms cannot be used when searching headwords. To perform search in historical kana, use Advanced Search and specify the scope to Historical Kana Orthography.