Dynamic Keyboard Translation During Communication Between Terminals
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
During a communication session between two or more terminals, data from one of the communicating terminals must be translated from an internal representation into appropriate line code format based upon a specific keyboard. The present system provides an approach in communication of dynamically constructing a selected keyboard from one of sixty possible keyboards for the communicating terminal so that the communicated information is properly displayed. In order to select the appropriate I/O keyboard, the present approach involves a system wherein a shell or core table of about 75 characters common to all keyboards is stored. The other 20 variable character translations are dynamically constructed dependent upon the type of keyboard which is being used in the specific communication system.