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Dynamic Selection of Run-Time Attribute Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039163D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Baumgartner, DM Murphy, T [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which gives the user/programmer control of the available attributes/colors/fonts in a limited data space environment for UNIX*-type supported display terminals. As display terminals become more advanced, they have the capability of providing many different character attributes/colors/fonts for each character on the screen. The many combinations of these attributes can very rapidly take up an excessive amount of storage per character in a program wishing to use them.