Chinese Character Drum Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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Chinese character drum keyboard.
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Chinese character drum keyboard.

that's from Google Japan, April Fools.

〔image source https://japan.googleblog.com/2010/04/google.html, 2010年4月1日木曜日〕

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These characters are not frequently used.

To Chinese or Japanese, th keyboard is more silly than funny.

To westerners, it's shocking and funny, because the immediate realization of the thousands of characters that's not an alphabet.

one look at all those chars on the keyboard, one knows it's fake, as they are like random chars from dict, most not commonly used.

You need about 3k characters for understanding newspaper or book.

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Japanese smilies. 〔►see Unicode Smilies (◔ ◡ ◔)
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〔►see Chinese Input Methods

〔►see Japanese Keyboard Layouts