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UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MAPPING FOR SMALL ALPHANUMERIC DEVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005707D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-29

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tim Laflin Mark Stair

Abstract

The international market for alphanumerics has developed a need for special national character sets. The problem in having each country define their own character set is that there is no set standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been working to unify the various countries to agree on a standard character set. The character set that was agreed upon was the standard ASCII mapping with the values of 23, 24, 40, 58, 5C, 5D, 5E, 60, 78, 7C, 7D, 7E as alternate locations (refer to table 1). These alternate locations in the ASCII table are to allow each country to insert their own special characters. The special characters are characters that are unique to the country. Table 2 contains all the special characters for the countries that desire their own mappings.