Parallel Tasking of Display Formatting and Character Image Retrieval
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Disclosed is a method for simultaneously running two processes of display formatting and character image retrieval in a word processing system, which enables to substantially decrease the display update's WAIT period. A common problem faced by office machines implementing an ideographic character set (Kanji) is the large amount of storage required to hold the character images for the display. A typical implementation of a language, such as Japanese, might require the availability of several thousand different characters; each of which has a complexity requiring 24 by 24 bit resolution for satisfactory legibility.