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This looks like a great keyboard for text graphics. There are dedicated keys for switching character sets, choosing and defining colours, manipulating fonts (DCRS), etc. Towards the top right, it looks like a dedicated set of keys for “pixeling” on a sub-char level?

This is the TBT-03 keyboard by Loewe, for the MCT 26 television. Circa 1984. It is used for the German videotex format BTX (and possibly other similar CEPT-standards like the Mupid?). Found here. Also see the TBT-02 keyboard

Article in Popular Electronics 1974 to build an ASCII-compatible keyboard for 40 USD. Posted on archive.org as Apple documentation, so this was presumably used for the Apple I.

Computer keyboard and typewriter jewelry by Tastaturschmuck.

Computer keyboard and typewriter jewelry by Tastaturschmuck, who patented this in Germany.

Computer keyboard and typewriter rings by Tastaturschmuck, who’s been doing this for a long time.

The Monotype (1890) that seems to have been used for text graphics.

‘Fingers of Doom’ by Raquel Meyers (2015).
Type in animation on C64. Music by Dan Brännvall & coding by Johan Kotlinski.
Showed at HeK@Liste Art FairPEBKAC IMHO.

Keyboard arrangements, via.

The difference between what you see on keyboard and what is available in font is often staggering.

Yves Peters

Keyboard layouts for the APL programming language, which uses symbols instead of words. It was based on EBCDIC and APL had its own set of symbols which in the 1960s was tricky for many screens, printers and platforms to deal with. Nowadays Unicode mostly supports it.