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Character Recognition Unit Views Type Element to Determine Character Printed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053539D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Jensen, BH [+details]

Abstract

In the robot testing of typewriters, the printed typewriter output is manually read to determine the proper operation of the typewriter. In order to stop the typewriter at a time when an error occurs, it is necessary to be able to detect the selection of the typewriter on a real-time basis and compare that selection with the input to the typewriter to insure they are identical. Text verification only provides an after-the-fact check of operability and does not provide the opportunity for stopping the robot operation of a typewriter at the point of a malselection. A character-recognition scanner for reading the output copy is desirable from a standpoint of eliminating the effort involved in manually reading the output copy.