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Method for Allowing Translation of Operator Input Comparison Strings in an Online Presentation Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059794D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Gaither, WD Meyer, GP Pancoast, ST [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for non-programmers to translate into foreign languages the comparison strings used to check operator input without having to recode and re-compile the Online Presentation Program. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand-alone online presentations. An information developer, typically a non-programmer, uses the OPCL's commands to specify document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information.