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Associative Translation of Ideographic Sets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051646D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Walts, JO: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described which uses a storage space, "Dictionary", packag in a microprocessor-based terminal to make the association of a numeric value (Name) with the digital representation of an Ideograph.

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Associative Translation of Ideographic Sets

A method is described which uses a storage space, "Dictionary", packag in a microprocessor-based terminal to make the association of a numeric value (Name) with the digital representation of an Ideograph.

Current Ideographic terminals either do not support the full character set or must interact with a host computer to be loaded with the Ideographic on an as- needed basis and to be told which Ideographic is to be displayed. The latter happens even if the character is keyed at the terminal.

The "Associative Translation of Ideographic Set Method" (ATISM) places the whole character set in the Ideographic terminal and only transmits/receives its 2- byte Name. The Name and the Ideograph become the two elements in an entry in the Dictionary.

The drawing shows how the Dictionary is packaged into the Ideographic terminal and how the Name is used to locate and display the Ideographic, as well as being the data transmitted/received on the communications line. This packaging provides the following distinct advantages:
1. The full Ideographic set is available.
2. The performance is greatly improved through local access to

the Ideographic and no Host action required.
3. The performance is improved through only transmitting/

receiving the 2-byte Name and not the Ideograph.
4. The Ideographic terminal can support any Ideographic set by

changing the Dictionary.

Host Computer to Ideographic Terminal: a. Host Computer sends Name to Ideog...