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WYSIWYG Sheet Music Editor Player

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122055D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dobkin, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A technique is disclosed for using the facilities of a standard GUI- (graphic user interface) based editor package for a personal computer in such a manner that the displayed information consists of characters other than the standard alphanumerics. This technique allows processing of these non-alphanumeric characters in a way that is natural to the character set. One application in the area of music composition is shown in this disclosure for illustrative purposes. Many other fields requiring the use of specialized symbols are applicable, such as chemistry and various applications for the hard-of-hearing.

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WYSIWYG Sheet Music Editor Player

      A technique is disclosed for using the facilities of a standard
GUI- (graphic user interface) based editor package for a personal
computer in such a manner that the displayed information consists of
characters other than the standard alphanumerics.  This technique
allows processing of these non-alphanumeric characters in a way that
is natural to the character set.  One application in the area of
music composition is shown in this disclosure for illustrative
purposes.  Many other fields requiring the use of specialized symbols
are applicable, such as chemistry and various applications for the
hard-of-hearing.

      Using the disclosed technique, the editor becomes an
application generator.  Formatting and editing functions best
provided by the editor are performed by the editor.
Application-specific functions which determine how formatting will be
done and how the characters will be processed are performed by a
program written in a procedural language running in conjunction with
the editor.

      The disclosed technology is implemented by utilizing the
"programmability" built into state-of-the-art editors. A symbol set
is either created graphically or taken from the font library in the
operating system.  The editor facilities are used to format the
screen and place the characters in an appropriate manner.  The
technique controls the formatting and processes the characters.

      In the music example, the editor...