Toshiba TOSWORD JW-1 Keyboard

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13 Dec 2019, 14:16

I looked those picture and i thinked that keyswitch is any of Alps.
keyboard was came with wordprosessor and terrible connector.
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Dark beige legends are doubleshot,black japanese legends are not.
The surface was dug and the ink or resin was poured.
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Certainly the switch was ALPS, but not SKCL that I wanted.
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13 Dec 2019, 14:25

Oh, there are LEDs in the centred thumb-keys.
From what I have been able to find, this is a 1982 much cost-reduced successor to the huge JW-10 word processing system from 1978, which was basically a "mini-computer".
The JW-10 had been designed for the first Kana-to-Kanji conversion input method, invented in the mid 1970's.

There are two input modes.
Sentence-designation input takes a phrase followed by a press on 文節 (Phrase key) to transform the phrase automatically.
In Kanji-designation input, each phrase is followed by a press on 漢字 (Kanji) to convert or かな (Kana) to not convert.
The word processor first uses grammar and context rules to first try to find the correct Kanji. Selecting between different Kanji is done only if that has failed. Pretty complicated for 1978.

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