Abstract: A keyboard is disclosed for an ideographic language, in particular for Japanese. The disclosed keyboard includes the positioning of up to eight similar descriptors on a single key. Combination of the descriptors to form compound or complex ideograms is accomplished by actuating two or more keys in the usual order of "writing" a Japanese character.
July 20, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 29, 1986
Mark Merner, Douglass A. White, Kanemichi Takeuchi