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Multilingual List With Selection Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100202D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fandrick, FM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique to display a user's mail (in- basket) that may involve notes and documents that are in different code pages.

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Multilingual List With Selection Technique

       Provided is a technique to display a user's mail (in-
basket) that may involve notes and documents that are in different
code pages.

      Worldwide office communication may well involve an individual
user having an in-basket that includes data (notes and documents,
etc.) that are in different code pages.  It is extremely difficult to
present such a list to the user, since there is a four code page
limit per OS/2* window.  The alternative is to present an error
message in place of the data that cannot be displayed.

      The data is converted to the multilingual code page 850, which
will properly display the great majority of characters with fidelity.
 Since not all characters may be presented with fidelity, the data
that has been converted should be flagged with an icon indicating
that the data displayed may not represent the actual data.  If the
user selects data not in code page 850, it will be displayed in its
proper code page, with fidelity, in a separate window utilizing the
appropriate code page.

      The user can scroll the in-basket and see fields, such as
author, description, date, etc., and still know that the data, while
not necessarily 100% accurate as displayed, will be properly
displayed when selected.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.