Kanji and the Computer

The first computer character set standard to include kanji emerged in 1978, and a lot has happened since then. Jim Breen began using Japanese text in computers in the 1980s, when even basic Japanese-capable text editors were almost unknown in the West. "Kanji and the Computer" tells the story of the twists and turns in the road that has led to kanji in computer text being almost taken for granted now.