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Keyboard Definition Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043978D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bradney, FP Curtsinger, K Sacco, JJ [+details]

Abstract

The operator of a keyboard display may reorganize the layout of key functions with a software utility which runs stand-alone under the control of a processor forming part of or associated with the display. Five functions are available to the operator. These include: (1) Swapping the position of two key functions (2) Copying a key function (3) Deleting a key function (4) Deleting an entire keyboard layout (5) Placing a character from an EBCDIC I/O table onto a key position The operator may also select one of the available keypad layouts. The operator selects whether the current function takes place on all three shifts (alt, lower and upper) or only on a specific shift. Similarly, the APL keyboard designation of the key functions is modifiable.