P0510


Linguistics Development Group

 


SUMMARY

In relation to technological usefulness, pictographic character expression has generally been consigned to irrelevance. In fact, contrary to such impressions, pictographic characters have considerable technological advantages because each character represents conceptual information: a significant benefit in terms of electronic information storage capabilities and transmission speed. This benefit is not realized however because of the forlorn attempts made to adapt Western orthographic keyboards to Eastern pictographic languages, completely defeating the advantages of pictographic expression.

To take advantage of this benefit a purely Eastern keyboard has been developed and is disclosed herein: the proprietary Bicameral Pictographic Keyboard. This keyboard is purely pictographic without orthographic or western utility. In fact, because the Bicameral Keyboard has no key identification it would not even be recognized in the West as a legitimate data-input device.

Unfortunately many Asian scholars, knowledgeable in both orthographic and pictographic languages, are so enthralled by western technology that they cannot visualize pictographic expression in technological terms nor conceptualize the efficient transmission of pictographic information electronically. This is the objective of the Bicameral Keyboard: an Eastern keyboard essentially free of Western influence.


CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
2 BACKGROUND
3 PRESENT PRACTICE
Speech Recognition
Script Recognition
Key Recognition
4 BICAMERAL KEYBOARD
5 ERGONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS
6 CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL IMPLICATIONS
7 MNEMONIC CONSIDERATIONS
8 PEDAGOGIC CONSIDERATIONS
9 KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION
Personal Computer Keyboard
Laptop Computer
10 AUTHORITARIAN CONSIDERATIONS
11 CONCLUSION
12 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
13 APPENDICES
A. Character Coding
B. Keystroke Coding
C. Program Coding
D. Japanese Kanji System


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Linguistics Development Group

Moishe Garfinkle, PhD
Group Leader
(215) 235-5042


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