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KKC User Interface Customization by Input Key, Internal State and Function Primitives

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109777D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 93K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kaneko, H: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Kana to kanji conversion (KKC) user interface (UI) can be customized by the combination of input keys, KKC internal states and function primitives which are the elements of KKC UI, in order to provide KKC users with ease of use (EOU) in KKC.

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KKC User Interface Customization by Input Key, Internal State and Function Primitives

       Kana to kanji conversion (KKC) user interface (UI) can be
customized by the combination of input keys, KKC internal states and
function primitives which are the elements of KKC UI, in order to
provide KKC users with ease of use (EOU) in KKC.

      KKC UIs are different among available KKC front-end processors
(FEPs).  So, once you are accustomed to a KKC UI, and when you use a
new FEP, you must learn KKC UI from the beginning and you may feel
uneasy.  When the same keys are assigned in an application program
and a KKC FEP, problems may occur.  To solve the problems,
customizable FEPs are released.  One of the current methods is that
when the internal state is S, a function F is assigned to an input
key.
      Input key : available key in KKC UI.
      State S   : KKC internal states such as yomi state, conversion
state, all-candidate browsing state, etc.
      Function F: KKC function.
      This can be expressed as follows:
      key(S)<---F
      For example, functions are listed as follows:
      Function F1: a first phrase is reversely displayed after
kana-to-kanji conversion.
      Function F2: a last phrase is reversely displayed after KKC.
      Function F3: a reversed area is shortened after non-conversion.
      Function F4: all candidates are displayed.

      The following are the examples of customization by the current
method.
      Customization A: a first phrase is reversely displayed after
KKC.
        'kyo-u-ha-i-sya-he-i-ki-ma-shi-ta'(yomi)
         v depression of the conversion key
        '/kyo-u-ha/i-sya-he/i-ki-ma-shi-ta/'(seisho)
         ==========
        Conversion key[yomi input state]<---F1
         '/kyo-u-ha/i-sya-he
      Customization B: phrase re-cutting by the left cursor key.
        '/kyo-u-ha/i-sya-he/i-ki-ma-shi-ta'(seisho)
        ==========
         v depression of the left cursor
        'kyo-u-ha-i-sya-he-i-ki-ma-shi-ta'(yomi)
        =====
       Left cursor[conversion state]<---F3

      However, a single function can be assigned to a key.  The
combination of a multiple of functions cannot be assigned to a ke...