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Display Remapped Keyboard in Separate Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103337D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fandrick, FM: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a technique for supporting users who will be remapping their keyboard to support an alternate language.

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Display Remapped Keyboard in Separate Window

      This article describes a technique for supporting users who
will be remapping their keyboard to support an alternate language.

      Worldwide office communication will involve the need to support
users desiring multilingual support.  The ability to switch to a
different language involves multiple areas. Machine Readable Material
consists of all headings prompts, messages, help and tutorials,
basically all translatable text displayed to the user.  In addition,
the user will want to enter data in more than one language.  This
involves a remapping of the keyboard.  While the keyboard is
remapped, the user will still have the identical piece of hardware
and needs a way to visually see what the remapped keyboard looks
like.

      The actual representation of the physical keyboard can be
presented in a separate window and used in much the same manner that
a hardcopy template would be.  This window can be resized and moved
by the user to allow reference to it while entering data.

      The capability will eliminate the need for multiple templates
and "trial and error" data entry.  This facility could be provided
using help facilities or with specific application code.

      Disclosed anonymously.