US 7,468,732 B2 *Dec. 23, 2008
(54) CHARACTER DISPLAY APPARATUS AND
CHARACTER DISPLAY METHOD, CONTROL
PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING THE
CHARACTER DISPLAY METHOD AND
RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING THE
(75) Inventor: Satoshi Okada, Kyoto (JP)
(73) Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka (JP)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal dis-
(21) Appl.No.: 10/505,406
PCT Filed: Feb. 19, 2003
PCT No.: PCT/JP03/01818
A character display apparatus is provided, which comprises a display device comprising a plurality of pixels, and a control section for controlling the display device. Each of the plurality of pixels comprises a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in a predetermined direction. A first pixel of the plurality of pixels comprises a plurality of first sub-pixels. At least one pixel neighboring the first pixel comprises a plurality of second sub-pixels. The control section determines an arrangement pattern containing a plurality of elements, in which a value of each of the plurality of elements is determined depending on whether or not a basic portion indicating a skeleton of a character is assigned to a corresponding sub-pixel of the plurality of the first and second sub-pixels. The control section determines a luminance level of the first pixel based on the arrangement pattern.
7 Claims, 16 Drawing Sheets