Monday, June 9, 2008


It's HOT! So I'm a little bored as I sit here in Tucson waiting for something to happen with the powers that be. Which means I find the silliest things to do, usually on the computer!

Today, hearing the 'news' of the young Japanese man who went on a killing spree, who had typed several messages about his plans, I started wondering what a Japanese keyboard looks like. See, I'm really reaching for something interesting!

Anyway, I didn't have much luck finding a good picture of said keyboard, but found a wealth of information on wikipedia

So, if you're bored today too, you might want to take a look at that page. It's really quite fascinating. One of the most interesting points, to me anyway, is that our keyboard is obviously the most efficient, as all the countries use the same layout, simply inserting their own unique letter system.

Chinese, I think, is the most challenging - it offers four alternatives on one keyboard! Thai, Tibetan, Arabic and Devanagari all have different characters too, some quite attractive.

What is Devanagari, you might ask?? It's the Indian alphabet used to write Sanskrit, Hindi and many other languages.

Just in case you need something to distract your mind today!

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