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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026143D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


In a xerographic copying machine having the capability to display information in an alternate language, it has been the general practice to enable the display of information in the alternate language by depressing a mechanical control panel button labeled with an IS0 symbol representative of language translation. Generally, use of the IS0 label was dictated by the number of possible language options and the inability to alter the button label to reflect the machine's language options. However, with the more recent utilization of touch screen user interfaces on xerographic systems, it is possible to utilize a %oft" touch screen button to display the alternate language option. More specifically, use of the %oft" button enables the display of the alternate language option with a button whose label is shown in the alternate language. For example, if a machine were configured with both English and French language display capabilities, the alternate language button would display "Francais" when the machine was operating in the English display mode, and "English" when it was operating in the French display mode.