Intensely interesting. Does anyone have a list of these shortened Japanese
phrases and words?
From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]
On Behalf Of Renfield Kuroda
Sent: 07 September 2000 14:32
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Entering text on japanese phones?
Sauli Hirvi wrote:
> Well katakana and of course romanji shouldn't be too hard to input
> on phones. I don't live in japan, but I'd imagine that you wouldn't use
> kanji to write sms/chatting, am I right?
Nope. Kanji is also quite liberally used -- mostly because it saves cost: a
single kanji character is cheaper than expressing the equivalent info in
multiple hiragana/katana characters.
And users definitely are thinking about cost-savings; there's a bunch of
shortened Japanese phrases and words that are becoming more popular b/c
cheaper and easier to send in a text message.
r e n
ascii: r e n f i e l d
octal: \162 \145 \156 \146 \151 \145 \154 \144
hex: \x72 \x65 \x6e \x66 \x69 \x65 \x6c \x64
morgan stanley dean witter japan
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