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Reproduction of Chinese Ideograms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039274D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cheung, P [+details]

Abstract

Previous articles relating to the reproduction of Chinese ideograms have discussed the use of keyboards in which individual keys correspond to the various "strokes" by which the ideograms are built, automatically or manually. However, considering that there are about 34 different strokes involved, with many of them being quite similar in many respects, the selection of any particular stroke could, obviously, become quite a confusing and time consuming matter. This present disclosure proposes a reduction in the overall number of strokes through the use of a compromising step wherein single strokes, where possible, are used to represent groups of similar strokes, respectively.