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Memory Arrangement Representing A Keyboard Having Both Fixed And Variable Characters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066193D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hamilton, DA Schwartz, AA [+details]

Abstract

The present approach relates to a keyboard compression approach having applicability to any technology which utilizes a keyboard having fixed and variable characters. This includes any display, typewriter or printer which has a font of a given number of fixed characters plus a number of characters which may be varied. The approach involves placing the variable characters in designated memory areas each of which is communicated with through a designated key on either a mechanical or display keyboard. Then, if a given variable character is to be varied, a new code designation indicative of the variation is substituted at the position that the variable character occupies in the memory.