National Language Input/Output on Personal Computer
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
This article describes a technique to do arbitrary foreign language text processing on a personal computer. Three things are generally needed to process a national language. The processor requires a keyboard entry, a display on video screen and a printer for printing foreign text on paper. To provide for such arbitrary foreign language, representable by alphabet (not ideograms), a personal computer is modified to function to permit entry of arbitrary alphabets. For the video display, the normal personal computer ROM (read-only memory) chip for the display adapter (either mono or color) is replaced by EPROM (electrically programmable read-only memory) that stores a national language character font.