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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 19, Number 1, Page 60 (1975)
Nontopical Issue
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Keyboard Method for Composing Chinese Characters

by E. F. Yhap
A keyboard method is described that allows a user to form Chinese characters. The user's keystrokes activate internal logic, which performs the necessary scaling and positioning of the character components. An initial design using a 40-key keyboard is described, together with approximations of the character shapes produced by given keying sequences. Rough estimates of speed range from eight to 33 characters per minute.
Related Subjects: Codes and coding; Communications and communication networks; Logic; Text processing