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Native Language Dos File Names

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061864D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pan, RT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disk operating systems typically accept only alphanumeric characters and some special characters as valid for file na Non-english alphanumerics are usually outside this set of characters and cannot be used as valid file names or extensions.

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Native Language Dos File Names

Disk operating systems typically accept only alphanumeric characters and some special characters as valid for file na Non-english alphanumerics are usually outside this set of characters and cannot be used as valid file names or extensions.

By using a special character acceptable to DOS in a selected character position of a file name, a signal can be created to indicate that the following (or preceding) file name alphanumeric characters depict national language characters.

A translation program can be used to detect the special character in the selected character position to determine whether translation is necessary between DOS accepted alphanumerics and the national characters.

The translation program is activated when the file name and/or extension are passed from an application program to DOS or vice versa.

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