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Method for Allowing Translation of Operator Input Comparison Strings in an Online Presentation Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059794D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaither, WD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described for non-programmers to translate into foreign languages the comparison strings used to check operator input without having to recode and re-compile the Online Presentation Program. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand-alone online presentations. An information developer, typically a non-programmer, uses the OPCL's commands to specify document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information.

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Method for Allowing Translation of Operator Input Comparison Strings in an Online Presentation Program

A method is described for non-programmers to translate into foreign languages the comparison strings used to check operator input without having to recode and re-compile the Online Presentation Program. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand- alone online presentations. An information developer, typically a non- programmer, uses the OPCL's commands to specify document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information. The OPDS consists of three tools: -the OP Compiler which converts the OPCL into object code format, - the OP Compressor which formats and compresses displayable picture elements of text and graphic shapes, and -the OP Processor which loads and executes the object code with its corresponding picture elements. In an OPDS online presentation, the user can be prompted for input, and the program can respond to the input by displaying messages, branching to another part of the program, or taking other actions. In such cases, the action performed by the program usually varies depending on wh...