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Automated Aid for Chinese Character Encoding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060001D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Li, TJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described which uses a help window to automate the search for the correct encoding of a Chinese character. When an operator of a data processing system encounters difficulty in encoding a Chinese character for input, a manual search is usually done based on the character's pronunciation represented by a set of Chinese phonetic symbols. It is tedious, time-consuming and disruptive of the main input operation. This method employs a program to automate this process, thus speeding up the procedure, and streamlining the input process. When an operator encounters a problem in encoding a Chinese character, he hits a help key. This causes a help window to be displayed and requests the operator to enter the Chinese phonetic symbols for that character.

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Automated Aid for Chinese Character Encoding

A method is described which uses a help window to automate the search for the correct encoding of a Chinese character. When an operator of a data processing system encounters difficulty in encoding a Chinese character for input, a manual search is usually done based on the character's pronunciation represented by a set of Chinese phonetic symbols. It is tedious, time-consuming and disruptive of the main input operation. This method employs a program to automate this process, thus speeding up the procedure, and streamlining the input process. When an operator encounters a problem in encoding a Chinese character, he hits a help key. This causes a help window to be displayed and requests the operator to enter the Chinese phonetic symbols for that character. After the entry is made, the homonyms are displayed in the order of frequency of usage. The operator then moves the cursor to the wanted character and hits enter. The right Chinese character is then displayed at the proper position, and the encoding is also displayed in the help window. The help window disappears when any key is hit. This program uses a table that stores the phonetic symbols and Chinese encoding of frequently used Chinese characters (approximately 5000).

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