The Japanese Computer Keyboard: Wuh? [Pic]

Submitted by: eugenius 6 years ago in Tech

Where are the home keys?
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Female 11
Wonder if it doubles as a beastly waffle iron?
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Male 562
@ 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.
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Male 6
Google`s 2010 April fools joke for Japan. This is actually laid out like a drum set.
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Male 10,855
@Solovus

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

Here`s a REAL Japanese keyboard:
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Male 33
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
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Male 559
"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.
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Male 302
@ evanbartlett

Or we could just get on and laugh at the strange foreign people, instead of acting like floppy non-nice individuals.
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Male 559
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.
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Female 412
@Audizuki: Chinese.
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Male 6,694
Where is the delete button ?
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Male 15,510
And lets not forget the special emotion section


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Female 108
[quote]Can we please stop calling every Asian thing Japanese?[/quote]

Exactly what language is it you feel the keyboard characters really are?
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Male 3,475
Send one to Rosie ODonald. Get it? Get it? (remember ching chong ching?)
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Male 34
So this is what Google wastes their money on?
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Male 1,920
@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
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Male 173
Reminds me of the teen girl keyboard: QWERTY + ~200 emoticons (and a tripple-z button and a quadruple-!)
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Male 144
Can we please stop calling every Asian thing Japanese?
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Male 8,302
Wassat??? You can type 4 words per minute!??? YOU`RE HIRED!
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Male 2,748
D:
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Female 5,222
:O
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Male 1,081
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.
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Male 1,920
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.
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Male 18
Confusing.
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Male 15
one of the buttons has to mean "porn"
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Male 24
@Canjun247
Kanji literally translates to "Han (Chinese) characters." They use the same characters.
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Male 10,855
First of all: Fake

Secondly: That`s Chinese.
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Male 608
Wow, how about the fact this is FAKE and a Google April Fool`s Joke from 2010!

April Fool`s From Google
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Male 14
@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
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Male 31
No wonder they are good at gaming
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Female 2,674
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
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Male 42
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.
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Female 124
DarkWaterFae: I don`t think that spaces are generally used in Japanese when it`s written. Someone correct me if I`m wrong, though.
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Female 19
Where is the space bar? I would of been able to recognize that... but... it wasn`t there? I`m a sad confused panda :((((
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Male 1,920
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.

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Male 758
Damn, gothmo, chill out with the ellipses. It makes you look like you have no idea what you`re saying.
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Female 500
intense....
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Male 121
@swimmer7

you have no idea what you`re talking about.
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Female 1,324
@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...
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Male 589
way easier to find the any key
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Male 678
Garu, do you feel compelled to comment on every post?
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Male 562
DAMN! Pee in your sleep much, Japan?
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Male 38,480

@ auntiemeg32 Thanks for the link


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Male 875
auntiemeg32, so you hit the keys with sticks? but there different keys?

...how?...
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Male 14
haha thats funny cause Japanese Katakana (the main language) only has about 70 characters while this keyboard has wayyyy more than that
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Male 5,194
They`re radicals, and they`re not ordered by stroke count. Must be like playing "Husker Du" every time you want to type.
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Male 758
But...every key looks the same!
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Female 20
It is like a drum set.
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Female 20
Google "Google`s New Japanese Keyboard"

Google`s New Japanese Keyboard

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Male 148
thats nucking futs
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Male 319
I don`t know what that is, but they use regular, latin alphabet keyboards in Japan.
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Male 25,416
wow,that puts it in perspective.
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Male 45
All those macro possibilities :D
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Male 1,442
Didn`t they create new characters to work with keyboards so that wouldn`t be the case?
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Male 1,461
[quote]where`s the `Any Key` ?[/quote]

I still can`t find that on my keyboard.
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Male 38,480

where`s the `Any Key` ?
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Male 7,611
kanji keyboard?
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Female 45
Those are Mandarin characters and radicals.
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Male 1,461
But...but...there`s a square/rectangle looking one right beside it.
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Male 1,620
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