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Asian Keyboards

Discussion in 'Foreign Languages' started by Sunuvmann, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Sunuvmann

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    A few days ago I was watching some of the the RAW of the Death Note movie. And one thing I saw interested me. When they showed people typing, be it texting or on computer, there was a series of kanji and when space was pressed it transformed into a whole different set of kanji :omg

    So I wonder, does anyone have any pictures or experience that can explain to me how non-European style keyboards work?
     
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    I had a Chinese keyboard (which I later tossed because I hardly ever type Chinese the conventional way), and what you do is there are sound components on the keyboard, and you press the sound components that make up a word. Then a list of matching Chinese words spring up, and you select the world you want from a list.
     
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    Ah! So like when texting it like guesses it....

    @Suzy: Sounds complicated :S
     
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    Yes! Like predictive text, only you can't type anything without it. :D
     
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    I would have just chalked it up to being some asian witchcraft.
     
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    OMBG!... a KwWERTY keyboard! D: ... *all his world crumbles under his feet*
     
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    Wow.....crowded.....:omg

    I pale to think how it would be in America had the typewriter and computer been invented in China. :iik
     
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    ....freaky. So they basically use romanji?
     
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    i have that exact keyboard you show, just in black
     
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    LOL @ image. Reminds me of that one keyboard with net lingo labeled on the keys.

    I like how exaggerated your post is. It's not that amazing.

    Not exactly. I think there's supposed to be a key that changes it to English letters though.
     
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    not romanji.....romaji!

    Anyway, yes that's one method and preferred by most people as it doesn't take up much of the keyboard typing area. The other method is typing the kana characters directly. Here is a picture of my keyboard.



    You can choose the other method and just press the keys for the corresponding character. For voiced characters like が(ga), you press the letter for か (ka) and then press the litt;e key that has marks that look like this ".

    When you type, you are typing symbols that represent sounds, they aren't kanji. However, press spacebar, and the Awesome system invented by Microsoft called Microsoft IME recognizes the word and gives you a list of appropriate possible kanji.
     
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    They have an XD key? Seriously? *is dubious*
     
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    sumike-kaito, thats similar to my one XD

    they have "^^" too. Thats why i always XD and ^^

    lmao
     
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    Batanga, what are those blue stickers on the keyboard? I'm on a crappy monitor at work, so it's hard to see the writing, but they appear to be hangul (on a JP keyboard....??)
     
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    is learning how to type Chinese on a keyboard hard? i wanna learn...
     
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    I'd think that'd be harder than typing out the sounds and picking the right character -_-
     
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