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ASCII Terminal Data Stream Translation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039145D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Miller, GW [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which allows different types of ASCII terminals to coexist. The IBM RT PC provides ASCII terminal support for ASCII terminals from many different manufacturers. Many of these ASCII terminals have different character to code-point correspondences, and none of the ASCII terminals have character to code-point correspondences which totally match the character to code-point correspondence of the RT PC. Additionally, ASCII terminals from different manufacturers can co-exist on an RT PC. The support of ASCII terminals from different manufacturers does not present a significant problem in the United States because the United States ASCII character to code-point correspondence is well standardized.