【Toshiba】 Rupo JW95HV

Toshiba began selling the Rupo JW95HV personal word processor in 1991. The JW95HV’s primary claim to fame was its wide 160-dot print head, which could print three lines simultaneously and reach printing speeds as fast as 230 characters per second. This was a huge leap in printing speed over Toshiba’s previous Rupo models, which printed at 70 characters per second. Toshiba even advertised the JW95HV as the “three-line revolution.”

The Rupo JW95HV also had the following features.
1. Neuro-learning function
This function adapted to the user’s conversion preferences to select among homophones more accurately by analyzing the relationships between word pairs and learning these combinations as conversion candidates.
2. Able to combine three fonts — Mincho, Gothic, and Mouhitsu — in one document
3. Icon-driven menus
Specifications of the Rupo JW95HV
External dimensions [mm] and weight 365 x 395 x 103 (w x d x h), 6.5 kg
Power supply 100 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, 0.8 A
Display device Backlit white LCD screen
40 Japanese characters x 20 lines (80 Japanese characters x 38 lines in condensed mode)
Printer Thermal printer (56 x 56 dots, 10 P)
230 characters per second (160-dot head)
Outline fonts (Mincho, Gothic, Sei Kaisho, Mouhitsu)
Entry modes Whole paragraph conversion (up to 60 characters)
Conversion Conversion dictionary: 150,000 words (basic dictionary: 78,000 words)
AI conversion: 400,000 candidate words
User-defined dictionary 2,000 words
Learning functions Neuro-learning, recently selected priority, long-average frequency learning
Document length Long document: 48,000 characters, normal document: 16,000 characters
Optional functions MS-DOS text conversion, personal database

Rupo JW95HV