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Powered Braille Typing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091152D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

DeGeorge, PJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The system has several alternatives for making use of Braille input material, recording the same on magnetic tape or similar media, and producing Braille output documents or visible output documents as required. In a first arrangement, the system includes keyboard 1 interconnected by lines 2...5 with magnetic tape unit 6, Braille printer 7, and decode logic 8. Visible printer 9 is also included in this system, if desired. Other signal paths are designated by lines 10...12. In operation, Braille characters, preferably coded in Braille II rather than Braille I, are keyed in at keyboard 1. The Braille II characters are recorded by corresponding code configurations on magnetic tape in tape unit 6 and, concurrently, printed in Braille form by printer 7.

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Powered Braille Typing System

The system has several alternatives for making use of Braille input material, recording the same on magnetic tape or similar media, and producing Braille output documents or visible output documents as required. In a first arrangement, the system includes keyboard 1 interconnected by lines 2...5 with magnetic tape unit 6, Braille printer 7, and decode logic 8. Visible printer 9 is also included in this system, if desired. Other signal paths are designated by lines 10...12. In operation, Braille characters, preferably coded in Braille II rather than Braille I, are keyed in at keyboard 1. The Braille II characters are recorded by corresponding code configurations on magnetic tape in tape unit 6 and, concurrently, printed in Braille form by printer 7. Alternatively, output from tape unit 6 by line 10 is directed by line 11 to printer 7 to print Braille copy and by line 12 to logic 8 for printing readable copy by printer 9. Another alternative is for Braille characters to be directed by lines 2 and 4 to printer 7 for printing of the Braille and, further, by line 5 through logic 8, line 13, to record in conventional code in unit 6 on a magnetic tape media. In this case, lines 3, 10, 11, 12, and 15 are omitted and output from unit 6 is directed by line 14 directly to printer 9 for preparation of readable copy.

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