After years of trial and error, a foreigner has finally found out how to type a small “イ”.

“I accidentally produced an ィ last week and I thought how did I just do that?” says 4-years-a-gaijin Julian Howard.

“I retraced my steps and I figured out it was by typing ‘xi’.”

Howard says the discovery has made him feel like a new gaijin.

“It’s like I now have a new life,” says Howard.

“There was life before knowing ‘xi’ and now life after knowing ‘xi’.”

Howard still doesn’t know how to type a small “ア”.