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Message Table Generator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040384D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Long, DM: AUTHOR

Abstract

This program allows and ASCII file containing message text to be transformed into a national language message table for use with the standard IBM Personal Computer message subroutine. The program automatically generates the national language versions of the message table provided by the message verification tool. The message verification tool checks an ASCII file of messages to assure complaince with the standard developed for IBM Personal Computer applications. The ASCII file checked by the message verification tool is input to the message table generator. The output of this program is an ASCII file that conforms to the standards of the IBM Personal Computer Message Facility Subroutine.

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Message Table Generator

This program allows and ASCII file containing message text to be transformed into a national language message table for use with the standard IBM Personal Computer message subroutine. The program automatically generates the national language versions of the message table provided by the message verification tool. The message verification tool checks an ASCII file of messages to assure complaince with the standard developed for IBM Personal Computer applications. The ASCII file checked by the message verification tool is input to the message table generator. The output of this program is an ASCII file that conforms to the standards of the IBM Personal Computer Message Facility Subroutine. Features of this program include a unique mesage number of between 1 to 5 digits, a message for display on an IBM Personal Computer display, and editing capabilities for formatting the messages. The advantage of using this program is the user is removed from the special, formatting characters necessary to position the message on the display and the user is kept from having to learn the internal variables and constants that the message facility subroutine requires to integrate the message table into the subroutine.

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