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Blank Character Handling in Text Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039302D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tsuchiya, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

The present method treats a blank character of Japanese code pages in which there is no distinction between a blank character and a required blank, as a special required blank. Because the blank characters which are typed in have a special meaning (word delimiter) for the user. Specifically, the present method deletes a blank character which is located at the top or the end of the line so that the appearance of a document becomes good. Fig. 1 shows an example of a string of Japanese characters. In Fig. 1, the square shows a blank character. If the string of Japanese characters shown in Fig. 1 is arranged according to a desired format with line-length limitation, there is a possibility that the blank character is located at the top of the line (Fig. 2) or the end of the line (Fig. 3).

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Blank Character Handling in Text Process

The present method treats a blank character of Japanese code pages in which there is no distinction between a blank character and a required blank, as a special required blank. Because the blank characters which are typed in have a special meaning (word delimiter) for the user. Specifically, the present method deletes a blank character which is located at the top or the end of the line so that the appearance of a document becomes good. Fig. 1 shows an example of a string of Japanese characters. In Fig. 1, the square shows a blank character. If the string of Japanese characters shown in Fig. 1 is arranged according to a desired format with line-length limitation, there is a possibility that the blank character is located at the top of the line (Fig. 2) or the end of the line (Fig. 3). The present method deletes the blank character located at the top of the line so that the arrangement of characters shown in Fig. 2 becomes that shown in Fig. 4, and deletes the blank character located at the end of the line so that the arrangement of characters shown in Fig. 3 becomes that shown in Fig. 5. In the case that the blank character is located at the top or the end of the line due to forced opening of a new line, deletion of the blank character does not occur.

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