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Emphasis of Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063105D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Oltmanns, SA Scully, KJ [+details]

Abstract

The present method provides for the emphasis of printed text through the utilization of print control characters that are part of the text data stream. This provides for bold face and normal face text from one font as well as emphasizing by changing fonts. A begin emphasis control sequence precedes the text field to be emphasized. An end emphasis control sequence follows the emphasized text. The emphasis text parameter is a bit-significant byte where each bit indicates an emphasis method, and multiple emphasis methods may be invoked at one time.