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Generic Documentation of Keyboard Mapping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060700D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kilpatrick, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

By providing documentation which calls for a user to select a function name rather than a key name, confusion resulting from differences in key engravings in various supported workstations is avoided.

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Generic Documentation of Keyboard Mapping

By providing documentation which calls for a user to select a function name rather than a key name, confusion resulting from differences in key engravings in various supported workstations is avoided.

In certain systems, an application program can run on several supported workstations. However, many workstations have keyboard arrangements which are unique for each particular model of workstation, thereby requiring individual documentation for each keyboard style.

This problem is avoided by making the user, in those instances when functions are mapped to the keyboard, sele function name rather than a key name, thus providing generic documentation to all supported workstations. The mapping of the function names to a particular keyboard is documented on a keyboard diagram, and is included as part of the application program documentation package.

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