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Customizable Software Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122846D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ohmori, Y: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a software keyboard which consists of customizable keys. The software keyboard has customizability of the number of keys, size, function and shape for each key without reprogramming.

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Customizable Software Keyboard

      Disclosed is a software keyboard which consists of customizable
keys.  The software keyboard has customizability of the number of
keys, size, function and shape for each key without reprogramming.

      Changing data to setup customizes the software keyboard.  To
define the data to setup, the software keyboard is divided into small
rectangle cells.  Each cell can function as a key.  And a key
consists of one cell or plural cells.  Data of each key to setup can
be changed  to customize.

The data of each key to setup, includes the following information:
  1.  Key number
  2.  Position of key and file name of key image
  3.  Information about cells (position, width, height,
       information about relationship between cells)
  4.  Character string and font size on a key
  5.  Output character string or control code when
       depressing a key
  6.  Color of a key
  7.  Sound when depressing a key

      The Software keyboard reads data to setup when initialization
and after changing attributes of each key, the software keyboard is
displayed on the screen.