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Null Detection To Allow Wordspill By Field Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054507D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

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Kerigan, SC Key, BD Narang, VK [+details]


On the IBM 3732 Text Display Terminal, a cathode ray tube screen is divided into fields. This article describes how wordspill or temporary left margin (TLM) alignment in one field can be accomplished and is not prevented by the absence of free nulls in another field. These functions are controlled by the availability of free nulls within the affected field independently of the other fields.