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Coloring Method for Monochrome Display Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057636D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Baba, N Tatsuta, T [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method to assign colors to characters in the data stream which is originally programmed for a monochrome display terminal. It is the known scheme that attributes for a monochrome display (e.g., blink, underline, reverse video, and high-intensity) are translated to color attributes by a conversion table. But data streams for a monochrome display do not always use the necessary kind of attributes to assign several colors, thus the traditional conversion method is not always feasible. The method described here will assign colors to the data referring not to the attributes, but to the nature of the characters, such as alphabetic, numeric, symbol, etc., and it provides that coloring does not need the attributes to be programmed by the application program and to be passed through the communication line.