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ERIC Number: ED034965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-20
Pages: 4
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Coding Chinese Characters on an Ordinary Typewriter.
Gledhill, Donald F.; Wu, C. K.
Presented in this paper is an illustration of the Lantran Chincode System for coding the Chinese language on ordinary English language typewriters or computer terminal keyboards. The key element of the Lantran coding is the use of the Pinyin phonetic romanization which has been officially standard in Communist China for the past 10 years. The end letters in the full coding for each character are the phonetic transcription of the pronunciation of that character in the Pinyin. Since many characters have the same pronunciation, the first part of the coding indicates as concisely as possible which particular character is intended. In general this means specifying the radical of the character and the number of additional strokes required, these two items together with the pronunciation being sufficient to correctly identify the written character in all but a few cases. The key board arrangement pictured is that of the Frieden Communications Terminal generating USASCII code for computer. (Authors/AMM)
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