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A method to ease to input the SBCS-DBCS mixed string into the input field for MultiByte Character set language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013049D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a user interface to ease to input the string into the input field for the MultiByte Character set language, such as Japanese,Chinense or so.For such languages, the operators must change the IME Mode to input the string constructed with the mixture of SBCS characters and DBCS characters.This method describes how to reduce the bother of these operation.

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  A method to ease to input the SBCS-DBCS mixed string into the input field for MultiByte Character set language

    Disclosed is a user interface to ease to input the string into the input field
for the MultiByte Character set language, such as Japanese,Chinense or so.For
such languages, the operators must change the IME Mode to input the string
constructed with the mixture of SBCS characters and DBCS characters.This method
describes how to reduce the bother of these operation.

Assume the following input field that expects the SBCS-DBCS mixed string is
input.Fig-1 shows the situation after the operator input the DBCS word followed
by one blank character.When the operator wants to input the keywordconstructed
with SBCS character only, He or she had to change the IME mode from DBCS to SBCS
in the traditional user interface.

Fig-1

The new interface detects the blank character and shows the Popup menu
constructed by the keywords automatically(Fig-2).

Fig-2

The operator has no need to change the IME mode to input those reserved terms and
has only to select from the pull down list.If He or she intended to ionput the
blank-separated-multiterm-word , he or she can continue inputting the word
pressing any key other than the up/down arrow key.In such a case, the popup menu
disappears until the blank character is input again.

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