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Computer Input System for Chinese Characters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036266D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wu, RH: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that inputs both the traditional and simplified Chinese characters into computers.

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Computer Input System for Chinese Characters

Disclosed is a system that inputs both the traditional and simplified Chinese characters into computers.

A set of 37 Chinese phonetic and 5 intonational symbols are used to input the traditional Chinese characters. The user keys in the appropriate phonetic and intonational symbols to bring up a menu of homonyms on the display, then selects the desired Chinese character by typing its sequence number on the menu. At the maximum, 6 keystrokes uniquely specify a traditional Chinese character.

The Hanyupinyin (Pinyin) which consists of 26 English lower-case alphabets and 8 special alphabets, is used to input the simplified Chinese characters. The user keys in the appropriate Pinyin alphabets to bring up a menu of homonyms on the display, then selects the desired Chinese character by typing its sequence number on the menu. At the maximum, 8 keystrokes uniquely specify a simplified Chinese character.

Once input to the computer, the keystroke information is mapped into the internal character representation code for further processing.

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