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Free-Direction Character Input on 3270 Terminal Emulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117920D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hayashi, Y Shimura, K [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for making input of tables and character graphics easier on 3270 terminal emulation software which runs on a personal computer. The number of keystrokes required to create character graphics or tables is reduced by adding 3 new operational modes in which characters can be entered from right to left, top to bottom, and bottom to top respectively in addition to the ordinary left to right direction.