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Use of Dual Purpose Appearance Control Codes in Text Strings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051139D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Howell, DM Kolpek, RA [+details]

Abstract

This article relates to a technique for allowing a text processing system to alter the appearance of a word without having to increase the character transfer rate to an output device. More specifically, this technique allows the number of bytes of information per character space of a display to be held fixed while nonetheless providing for special appearance changes, such as underscoring or highlighting.