>mfw this is a japanese keyboard
japanese language is made of hundreds of alien looking symbols
In order to type they need to use hundreds of keys
>japanese language is made of hundreds of alien looking symbols
No it isnt you fucking retard.
>but muh kanji
Shut up faggot that isnt what you're referring to and while there are a lot of them you can just spell them and the computer autocompletes it.
If you want to make that joke make it about Chinese. Chinks dont even have an alphabet.
Silly OP, that's not one of these.
That said, a one-key-per-character system is useless for computers or even dedicated word processors, which is why word processors took off so fast. Input was done via a 47-key phonetic system through the '80s, and is now almost always done in Roman letters - if you don't remember the exact pronunciation of a word, you can also look it up via which of 200 or so standardized components it's made up of.
It's just making good-looking typewritten text that takes a lot, which honestly is also a problem in English that resulted in professional typewriters with separate keys for /tt/, /fi/, /ll/, and so on.