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Preview of Communication Deletions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048230D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lee, BW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Modern word processing at typing stations generates records including codes for formatting and other word processing functions which may not be acted upon if the data is transmitted character for character. Prior to such transmission the record is transcribed locally in a read to record loop in which such characters are entirely deleted or in which a special symbol is substituted for all such characters. This local copy is visually reviewed for unacceptable factors prior to any such transmission. When a special character is inserted, the same translation can be transmitted so that the received copy also shows where codes have been deleted.

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Preview of Communication Deletions

Modern word processing at typing stations generates records including codes for formatting and other word processing functions which may not be acted upon if the data is transmitted character for character. Prior to such transmission the record is transcribed locally in a read to record loop in which such characters are entirely deleted or in which a special symbol is substituted for all such characters. This local copy is visually reviewed for unacceptable factors prior to any such transmission. When a special character is inserted, the same translation can be transmitted so that the received copy also shows where codes have been deleted.

A standard communications code used for communication on commercial telephone circuits is ASCII. This has a maximum character set less in number than a typical character set at a word processing station, in which functions such as center, word underscore, justification hyphens and the like, are represented by codes in addition to codes for the alphabet, the numerals, and spacing.

Such word processing records are translated character for character into ASCII code and transmitted to a destination using a basically conventional communication adapter. Selected codes peculiar to format, as distinguished from text content, are automatically deleted or all translated to a preselected character. The remaining codes are few enough in number to permit each to have a different code in the ASCII set.

By first producing a local copy identical to that whic...