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GRAPHIC String Constants

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047926D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Duke, MO Munoz, CU [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a convention for delimiting strings of graphic coded character pairs in a string of characters and character pairs which permits the use of all characters within both character sets in a source program. A quote character within any character set delimits the beginning and ending of the character string in that set, with the quote character doubled to include, as desired, a quote within the character string in that set. In addition, a recognition mechanism is provided for switching between two character sets without ambiguity.