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    Sheet music typewriter

    Sheet music typewriter.





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    At least there is only a fairly limited set of symbols for writing music. Consider the situation for ideographic writing. Yes, in the days before computers and word processors the Chinese had mechanical typewriters.

    Here's a verbal description of how one works...

    https://www.wired.com/2009/02/how-it-works-ch/

    and here's a video of one in use...



    Japanese typewriters are very similar and operate in a like manner.

    OK, now for a mental exercise, puzzle out how you would arrange a Japanese dictionary so you could look up the meaning of an ideogram you saw on a sign.


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