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Graphics Printwheel Conversion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065657D
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Karnes, RE Mayfield, VA [+details]

Abstract

An approach is provided for making a single 96-character print- wheel supportive of all graphics irrespective of language dif- ferences having somewhat different keyboard requirements in international usage. In attempting to combine the functions of a wide variety of printwheels into a single graphics function printwheel, first all of the keys as well as the coded representations of keys which are common to all printwheels, for example, the 26 upper case characters are retained. Then, since each of the keyboards must support the characters needed for graphics, a predetermined set from the remaining keys must be representative of the graphic characters on each keyboard.