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Interactive Keyboard Customization Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036496D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Heerema, DD Limpert, DR Makinen, SK [+details]

Abstract

The Interactive Keyboard Customization Program (IKCP) allows a user to assign and change the function of keyboard keys via program control. The program allows the user to customize the function of a keyboard which is physically different from the keyboard of the system running the customization program. The program allows keyboard customizations which are independent of the national language translations for each country. Finally, customization assignments can be syntax checked upon entry, rather than when the programming which will use the keyboard customization (primarily terminal emulators) is started.