Word processing transforms Japanese

The image at right isn’t too exciting, I know, but check out this animated illustration of the way Japanese text was entered on the first Japanese word processor.

Nowadays word processing technology is not merely a “fixture in the Japanese home, but has transformed the way the Japanese use their language.” Complex Chinese-based scripts make digitization more difficult in China, Taiwan, and South Korea, but better technology is emerging.” (Via The Morning News.)


You might want to subscribe to my free Substack newsletter, Ancestor Trouble, if the name makes intuitive sense to you.