Typamatic Feature for Chord Keyboard
Original Publication Date: 1980-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
A keyboard typamatic feature is described herein which permits a user to produce a given character (or sequence of characters) repetitively without having to strike a key (or keys) repeatedly. On a conventional typewriter keyboard the typamatic feature is usually implemented by having the user hold down the key corresponding to a desired character. After a short time delay, repetitive output is started and continues until the key is released. Often this feature is restricted to specific characters (e.g., underscore and hyphen).