【Toshiba】 Rupo JWR1

Toshiba rolled out the Rupo JWR1, a personal word processor with a user interface specially designed for first-time users, in 1993. The JWR1 featured a task-driven menu interface, which provided printing menus for various tasks — such as postcards, name stickers, video labels, and banners — to streamline input, editing, and printing operations for each application. It also had a help menu that provided guidance on operations through dialogs and a visual guide, which used illustrations to explain operations. And Rupo Intro was included to practice basic document entering and editing.

Specifications of the Rupo JWR1
External dimensions [mm] and weight 365 x 375 x 73 (w x d x h), 5.0 kg
Power supply 100 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, 0.6 A
Display device Backlit white LCD screen
40 characters x 20 lines
Entry modes
Whole paragraph conversion (up to 60 characters)
Conversion dictionary: 277,000 words (basic dictionary: 94,400 words; proper noun dictionary: 13,300 words; colloquial dictionary: 1,350 words) AI conversion: 200,000 candidate words
User-defined dictionary 450 words
Document length 16,000 characters
Print function Mincho outline (Gothic outline, Mouhitsu, and 12 alphanumeric fonts)
Western language functions
Alphanumeric entry, English spellchecker (65,000-word dictionary), user-defined spellchecker (up to 468 words), kana-English conversion (1,280 words)
Features for first-time users
Task-driven menus (postcards, labels, banners, business cards, name stickers, certificates, gift wrapping paper, tickets, iron-on transfers), help menu, visual guide, Rupo Intro
Optional functions
Data processing (graphs and spreadsheets), word-processing certificate training, postcard software, portrait montage, games

Rupo JWR1