Blank Character Handling in Text Process
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
The present method treats a blank character of Japanese code pages in which there is no distinction between a blank character and a required blank, as a special required blank. Because the blank characters which are typed in have a special meaning (word delimiter) for the user. Specifically, the present method deletes a blank character which is located at the top or the end of the line so that the appearance of a document becomes good. Fig. 1 shows an example of a string of Japanese characters. In Fig. 1, the square shows a blank character. If the string of Japanese characters shown in Fig. 1 is arranged according to a desired format with line-length limitation, there is a possibility that the blank character is located at the top of the line (Fig. 2) or the end of the line (Fig. 3).