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Table-Driven Method of Converting Scan Codes From the Keyboard on One PC to Compatible Scan Codes to Be Entered on a Different Model PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036292D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lin, C McConaughy, JM [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a programming method for conversion of keyboard scan codes between two different types of keyboards. The machine type for a host and remote Personal Computers (PCs) are checked to determine their keyboard types which are used as an index into a 2-dimensional conversion routine table. The entry in the table contains the conversion routine entry point and is called to perform scan code conversion.