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Automatic keyboard layout recognition for foil keyboards.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015273D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

When building all kind of keyboard used in different applications worldwide the keyboard layout differs form country to country and from application to application. For example the layout of a numeric key block can have a calculator or telephone layout. Problem: Each application requires the keyboard to be customized during manufacturing process by hardware or software installation configuration.