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Automatic Continuous Underscoring of Characters, Words or Phrases

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048292D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Adam, TL Aiken, JA Hebert, RA Herzik, AM Levine, LJ Rubacha, E Shipp, KO White, FR [+details]

Abstract

Automatic and continuous underscoring of characters, words or phrases is accomplished by depressing a "begin und" (begin underscore) key. This inserts a "BUS" (begin underscore) character into a text stream and signals the system to underscore all of the text following the "BUS" up to the next "end underscore" (EUS), or to the end of the page, whichever comes first. Depressing an "end und" (end underscore) key stops textual underscoring. Failure to press the "end und" key results in all of the text on the rest of the page being underlined. Correction of any unintentionally underlined text is made by simply placing a cursor at the location where underscoring was to be stopped and depressing the "end und" key.