United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 4,621,340
Pokorny et al.  Date of Patent: Nov. 4, 1986
 METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTION AND
DISPLAY OF IDEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERS
 Inventors: Cornel Pokorny, Accum; Peter
Tillich, Wilhelmshaven, both of Fed.
Rep. of Germany
 Assignee: Olympia Werke AG, Wilhelmshaven, Fed. Rep. of Germany
 Appl. No.: 412,798
 Filed: Aug. 27,1982
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Aug. 29, 1981 [DE] Fed. Rep. of Germany 3134282
 Int. CI* G06F 12/08; G06F 15/62;
 U.S. CI 364/900; 400/110;
[5 8] Field of Search 340/731,751; 400/110,
400/121; 364/200, 900
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Ming Wen Du et al, "The Chiao-Tung Radical System, Part II: Character Composition and Methods to Represent Radicals"; Computer Science Department National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., pp. 63-78.
Primary Examiner—Eddie P. Chan
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Spencer & Frank
A method for constructing ideographic characters by means of a character generator and displaying such characters within a standard character area of a display device coupled to the character generator. The method includes storing data in the character generator corresponding to (a) character components used for forming the ideographic characters, (b) information regarding the position within the standard character area of the character components associated with each ideographic character and (c) information regarding the size of the ones of the character components associated with each ideographic character. A character code is fed into the character generator to identify the ideographic character to be displayed and display control signals are emitted in accordance with the stored data relating to the ideographic character identified by the character code fed-in for displaying the associated character components arranged in the standard character area of the display device according to the stored position and size information.
19 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures