Fujitsu Oasys Lite F-ROM7

Following on from Ted’s “Baby Wedge” posts, here’s a quick introduction to the Oasys Lite F-ROM7. The OASYS Lite F was a true portable Japanese language word processor from Fujitsu, which was announced in September 1985 as a higher-end model of the OASYS Lite.

OaysisLiteF-ROM7

Sighted on the Japanese Yahoo auction site (as usual they only have a limited number of low-res photos). I particularly like the keyboard …

OaysisLiteF-ROM7keyb

OaysisLiteF-ROM7label

Here’s the more basic Oasys Lite:

OasysLite_Manual

OasysLite_Lid

OasysLite_Serial

Not many high-res images out there, otherwise I would have added something to the TWDB. For those who are interested in reading further, here are two links:

4 thoughts on “Fujitsu Oasys Lite F-ROM7”

  1. Hi Ted, good question.
    I’m assuming they type horizontally in keeping with modern Japanese books which are printed to be read top-to-bottom and right-to-left (and reading from back cover to front – this is not back-to-front to the Japanese though!). According to Wikipedia the notable exception in arrangement is various technical books and textbooks, which tend to be printed according to the western model and are read left-to-right and top-to-bottom (and front-to-back). 🙂

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  2. Interesting! So, do Japanese word processors still type horizontally on the screen? (have to admit I know little about how Japanese is written except that caligraphers do top to bottom, and the few books I’ve seen in that language are also printed vertically.)

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