Today’s new word comes with the new challenges of Windows XP SP2. After installing SP2 I got numerous information boxes popping up and I’m too tired to lookup all of the kanji involved.
However, one that seemed useful was for the Windows XP firewall tool. When starting a program it gives a prompt. The first option is ‘block’ in helpful katakana but the second option was beyond my reading ability. I knew from the context that it must mean ‘allow’ the program to access the network, or something like that. I also knew the kanji from 解答 and 掃除 – but answer and cleaning didn’t make much sense 😉
解除 (かいじょ) cancellation, release, calling off
Which would be the most appropriate word here? I guess ‘release’ would have a meaning similar to ‘not block’. Any suggestions?