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Parallel Tasking of Display Formatting and Character Image Retrieval

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042522D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Aiken, JA Funk, MR Herrold, PR Nohzawa, T [+details]

Abstract

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.