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MULTIPLE LANGUAGE CANNED MESSAGE TRANSCEIVER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008193D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 144K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Bob Richey: AUTHOR

Abstract

The pager shown in Figure 1 will allow a user to receive canned messages and to selectively display the messages in any number of predeter- mined languages as will be explained below. As shown in Figure 1, the pager includes a display for displaying messages, a number of control switches for controlling the operation of the pager, and a language selector switch for selecting the language in which the message will be displayed. As an example, the message "call home" in English can be displayed in Spanish, "llamar casa:' or German, French and others depending upon the memory available.

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M-LA Technical Developments

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MULTIPLE LANGUAGE CANNED MESSAGE TRANSCEIVER

by Bob Richey

  The pager shown in Figure 1 will allow a user to receive canned messages and to selectively display the messages in any number of predeter- mined languages as will be explained below. As shown in Figure 1, the pager includes a display for displaying messages, a number of control switches for controlling the operation of the pager, and a language selector switch for selecting the language in which the message will be displayed. As an example, the message "call home" in English can be displayed in Spanish, "llamar casa:' or German, French and others depending upon the memory available.

  Figure 2 is an electrical block diagram of the pager of Figure 1. The operation of the pager is similar to a conventional pager in that messages can be received and displayed. The pager differs in that it includes a canned message EEPROM which stores an index and a corresponding number of related precanned messages stored in different languages. Thus, as shown, index 1 can correspond to the English phrase "call home" and to the appropriate German, French or Spanish phrase having the same meaning. It will be appreciated that the number of languages which can be displayed is simply a matter of the amount of memory available for precanned message storage, and the number of differnent precanned messages that can be originated by the caller.

  Figure 3 is an example of a reference card which would be utilized by a caller to originate messages in one language which can be displayed by the pager user in a language of the pager user's choice. If the caller speaks only English, the caller would select the phrase to be transmitted from the appropriate column, i.e. English, French, German, Spanish, and so forth, and then select the index that corresponds to the phrase. When the caller calls the pager, the caller enters the pager number followed

by the index of the phrase to be transmitted; for example, after entering the pager number, a "2" would be entered if the phrase "on my way" is desired to be sent. The paging system would transmit the pager number followed by the index. When the message is received at the pager, the message is then automatically displayed in the language of the pager user choice, such as Spanish.

When the pager has acknowledge back capability,
i.e. the ability to transmit a message and can orginate messages, the pager user can utilize the canned messages stored in the pager EEPROM as the reference card. After having en...