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This article begins a three-part series, presenting an overview of events in IBM that preceded today?s versatility in handling Far Eastern languages in the IT arena. Here, Part 1 analyzes the complexities and characteristics of the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, and other Far Eastern languages in the context of 1960s technologies and early IT products that emerged.
Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana, Hangul, Hanzi, Thai, Korean, Chinese, BCD, EBCDIC

K. Hensch, "IBM History of Far Eastern Languages in Computing, Part 1: Requirements and Initial Phonetic Product Solutions in the 1960s," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 27, no. , pp. 17-26, 2005.
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