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Date: 05/15/11 12:30 PM

59 Responses to The Japanese Computer Keyboard: Wuh? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Link: The Japanese Computer Keyboard: Wuh? - Where are the home keys?
  2. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    But...but...there`s a square/rectangle looking one right beside it.
  3. Profile photo of vitaminjunky
    vitaminjunky Female 18-29
    45 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Those are Mandarin characters and radicals.
  4. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7426 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    kanji keyboard?
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    where`s the `Any Key` ?
  6. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    where`s the `Any Key` ?

    I still can`t find that on my keyboard.
  7. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Didn`t they create new characters to work with keyboards so that wouldn`t be the case?
  8. Profile photo of jackbutlers
    jackbutlers Male 18-29
    45 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    All those macro possibilities :D
  9. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    wow,that puts it in perspective.
  10. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    I don`t know what that is, but they use regular, latin alphabet keyboards in Japan.
  11. Profile photo of erick0619
    erick0619 Male 18-29
    148 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    thats nucking futs
  12. Profile photo of auntiemeg32
    auntiemeg32 Female 18-29
    20 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    Google "Google`s New Japanese Keyboard"

    Google`s New Japanese Keyboard

  13. Profile photo of auntiemeg32
    auntiemeg32 Female 18-29
    20 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    It is like a drum set.
  14. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    But...every key looks the same!
  15. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    They`re radicals, and they`re not ordered by stroke count. Must be like playing "Husker Du" every time you want to type.
  16. Profile photo of swimmer7
    swimmer7 Male 13-17
    14 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    haha thats funny cause Japanese Katakana (the main language) only has about 70 characters while this keyboard has wayyyy more than that
  17. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    auntiemeg32, so you hit the keys with sticks? but there different keys?

    ...how?...
  18. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    @ auntiemeg32 Thanks for the link


  19. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    DAMN! Pee in your sleep much, Japan?
  20. Profile photo of Tobunshi
    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Garu, do you feel compelled to comment on every post?
  21. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    way easier to find the any key
  22. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    @swimmer

    katakana is used for foreign words...and by foreigners who want to look like they can type in japanese...

    kanji is the main form of writing...

    it has over 10,000 combinations...

    I don`t know if you`re just stupid oooooorrrrr...
  23. Profile photo of mais_dare
    mais_dare Male 18-29
    121 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    @swimmer7

    you have no idea what you`re talking about.
  24. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    intense....
  25. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    Damn, gothmo, chill out with the ellipses. It makes you look like you have no idea what you`re saying.
  26. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    The way you type Chinese (and I assume Japanese, because written Japanese uses Chinese characters) on a standard key board is to use an Input Method Editor (IME). You would type the word in a romanized form (in Chinese called pinyin) and the IME translates it into the Chinese character. In the picture below, as you type the pinyin into the search box, the possible characters pop up underneath, and you type the number of the correct match, and what you typed is replaced by the characater(s) you select. This is actually a fast and efficient way to type Asian languages on an English keyboard withouth the hassel of searching thousands of keys on a keyboard.

  27. Profile photo of DarkWaterFae
    DarkWaterFae Female 18-29
    19 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    Where is the space bar? I would of been able to recognize that... but... it wasn`t there? I`m a sad confused panda :((((
  28. Profile photo of HoneyPunch
    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
    124 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    DarkWaterFae: I don`t think that spaces are generally used in Japanese when it`s written. Someone correct me if I`m wrong, though.
  29. Profile photo of kamtschatka
    kamtschatka Male 18-29
    42 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    MrPeabody explained it really good, but there is also another input method, where you have to know the shape of the character and then there are keys assigned to the different shapes(e.g. 1 stroke on the left, 2 strokes on the left, 3 strokes on the left). This is much more difficult and a lot of chinese people never learned how to use it, so they are using pinyin. The advantage is that it is faster because you do not have to search for the correct sign. There are up to 4 different ways to pronounce one word, but there is only one way to write it in pinyin, so you have to search for the correct sign.
  30. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    I only know about 15 Chinese characters, but in one of the pictures I managed to see almost all of the ones I know (the numbers up to 10) :D So I could use that insane keyboard to type the few characters I know... or just use my usual method of Korean Hangul to Hanja input o,o
  31. Profile photo of evilbat
    evilbat Male 70 & Over
    31 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    No wonder they are good at gaming
  32. Profile photo of swimmer7
    swimmer7 Male 13-17
    14 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    @the guys who responded to me: sorry for only going through the Japanese section of my ninth grade african asian studies in school. I didn`t know that having less education made me stupid... douchebags
  33. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Wow, how about the fact this is FAKE and a Google April Fool`s Joke from 2010!

    April Fool`s From Google
  34. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    First of all: Fake

    Secondly: That`s Chinese.
  35. Profile photo of Solovus
    Solovus Male 13-17
    24 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    @Canjun247
    Kanji literally translates to "Han (Chinese) characters." They use the same characters.
  36. Profile photo of seemetrollin
    seemetrollin Male 13-17
    15 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    one of the buttons has to mean "porn"
  37. Profile photo of Vendi
    Vendi Male 18-29
    18 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    Confusing.
  38. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    Up until about the 5th century Japan did not have a written language. So they borrowed the Chinese system of writing.

    From Wikipedia-
    Japanese language is written with a combination of three scripts: Chinese characters called kanji, and two syllabic scripts made up of modified Chinese characters, hiragana and katakana. The Latin alphabet, rōmaji, is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when entering Japanese text into a computer.
  39. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    Wow, there`s even a board for emoticons and a bigass enter key. I`d love to see a video of someone seriously typing with drumsticks.
  40. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    :O
  41. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    D:
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Wassat??? You can type 4 words per minute!??? YOU`RE HIRED!
  43. Profile photo of nikkuchan
    nikkuchan Male 18-29
    144 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    Can we please stop calling every Asian thing Japanese?
  44. Profile photo of Izaq
    Izaq Male 30-39
    173 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    Reminds me of the teen girl keyboard: QWERTY + ~200 emoticons (and a tripple-z button and a quadruple-!)
  45. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:00 am
    @nikkuchan
    [quote">Can we please stop calling every Asian thing Japanese?[/qoute">

    Sure, but what are we supposed to call Japanese stuff, like... I don`t know maybe this Japanese Keyboard taken directly from the Japanese Google website?
    http://googlejapan.blogspot.com/2010/04/google.html
  46. Profile photo of ICantNameMe
    ICantNameMe Male 18-29
    34 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:57 am
    So this is what Google wastes their money on?
  47. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 6:11 am
    Send one to Rosie ODonald. Get it? Get it? (remember ching chong ching?)
  48. Profile photo of Audizuki
    Audizuki Female 30-39
    108 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 6:54 am
    Can we please stop calling every Asian thing Japanese?

    Exactly what language is it you feel the keyboard characters really are?
  49. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 7:34 am
    And lets not forget the special emotion section


  50. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Where is the delete button ?
  51. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    @Audizuki: Chinese.
  52. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    If the people who write these captions honestly have such a horrendous understanding of Asian languages, maybe it would behoove them to find someone who can sort it. But at the very least stop making incorrect "shot in the dark" guesses. In insults our intelligence.
  53. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    @ evanbartlett

    Or we could just get on and laugh at the strange foreign people, instead of acting like floppy non-nice individuals.
  54. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    "Or we could just get on and laugh at the strange foreign people, instead of acting like floppy non-nice individuals."

    I, for one, would be horrified if I mis-identified a language and broadcast it online. It`s ok that the author not know the language, just don`t misidentify it! Still, in lieu of liking things to be "correct", I`ll just laugh at the scribbly keyboard from some unidentified silly culture.
  55. Profile photo of ninjahamster
    ninjahamster Male 13-17
    33 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    you can type japanese with a US keyboard really easily, this is most definitely fake, or just really dumb. Basically all you have to do is type how it sounds in hiragana and it will show up in the kanji form
  56. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    @Solovus

    I don`t think the Japanese use the entire Chinese alphabet though not commonly anyway.

    Here`s a REAL Japanese keyboard:
  57. Profile photo of highvolt
    highvolt Male 18-29
    6 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Google`s 2010 April fools joke for Japan. This is actually laid out like a drum set.
  58. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    @ Tobunshi: Yes, you`ve know idea the amount of boredom I have on my hands. If I have offended YOU in any way, I am sorry. Just trying to fill a hole within my own soul. And that is the honest to God truth. Until next time Tobunshi.
  59. Profile photo of Rahillion
    Rahillion Female 13-17
    11 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Wonder if it doubles as a beastly waffle iron?

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