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Method to overlay text data transparently

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011918D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Under the environment where only text data can be used, such as e-mail or BBS, we offen use an ASCII Art to describe a simple figure or a simple chart. ASCII Art is a method to express a picture or a figure only using a character sequence. But, the conventional text editor or word processor does not have a function for ASCII Art edit. This invention supplys a efficient method to compound ASCII Art, by treating a blank character area as a transparent area.