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Character by Character Display of Graphics, Legend Keying Expedient

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041550D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mayfield, VA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article relates to word processing systems having interactive display terminals, and more particularly to such systems with terminals having "character box displays", i.e., displays which form the alphanumeric characters through the generation of such characters in "character boxes" on the display and printers which print on a character by character basis. Most conventional word processing systems with interactive display terminals generally operate the display terminal as a character generation or "character box" display.

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Character by Character Display of Graphics, Legend Keying Expedient

This article relates to word processing systems having interactive display terminals, and more particularly to such systems with terminals having "character box displays", i.e., displays which form the alphanumeric characters through the generation of such characters in "character boxes" on the display and printers which print on a character by character basis. Most conventional word processing systems with interactive display terminals generally operate the display terminal as a character generation or "character box" display. In such a display, an encoded representation of each of a font of characters is stored in a character generator memory, and as each character is to appear on the display during each display refresh cycle, the character generator memory is addressed and the coded representation of that particular character is taken from the memory and displayed in a particular designated "character box" on the display. The preceding article covers an expedient whereby graphs are formed on a display so as to be integratable with alphanumeric material formed through a series of steps dependent upon selections from a sequence of menus. The present expedient is directed to such a menu-driven construction of a displayed graph. It particularly provides the capability for labeling such graphs. In such labeling procedures, the algorithm or program used to do such labeling is not part of the menu pr...