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Operator Prompting for Hyphenation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048231D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Churgovich, DM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

During playback of recorded text strings, word play end character play imply significantly different levels of intended operator control of line endings and, accordingly, different needs for operator prompting. This article describes special logic for controlling prompting at the right margin to comply with operator expectations.

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Operator Prompting for Hyphenation

During playback of recorded text strings, word play end character play imply significantly different levels of intended operator control of line endings and, accordingly, different needs for operator prompting. This article describes special logic for controlling prompting at the right margin to comply with operator expectations.

For word by word (word) playback of recorded text, an effective technique for prompting the operator for a hyphenation decision involves stopping playback and ringing the signal bell when a word is initially encountered that would extend beyond the return zone. This lookahead, and stopping allows the operator to take action to avoid printing beyond the zone. If such an "overspilling" word happens to begin before the zone, then the prompting preferably occurs before the zone is entered.

With character by character (character) playback, the operator has assumed greater control of the printing operations and initiation of a play operation does not preclude insertion of a syllable hyphen for the current word of the text string. Indeed, the operator as free to add a hyphen after any character of the word. Consequently, the operator is suitably prompted by a bell signal at the beginning of the zone end no automatic stop would be expected.

Since word operation inherently tends to shift interest from character positions toward word ending positions, it is important to adequately alert the operator to line endin...