Global Patent Index - EP 1012745 A1

EP 1012745 A1 2000-06-28 - METHOD FOR CONVERTING NON-PHONETIC CHARACTERS INTO SURROGATE WORDS FOR INPUTTING INTO A COMPUTER

Title (en)

METHOD FOR CONVERTING NON-PHONETIC CHARACTERS INTO SURROGATE WORDS FOR INPUTTING INTO A COMPUTER

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR UMWANDLUNG VON NICHT-PHONETISCHEN SCHRIFTZEICHEN IN ERSATZWORTE FÜR DIE EINGABE IN EINEM COMPUTER

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE TRANSCRIPTION DE CARACTERES NON PHONETIQUES EN MOTS DE SUBSTITUTION POUR LES ENTRER DANS UN ORDINATEUR

Publication

EP 1012745 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 96945196 A

Priority

  • US 9619780 W
  • US 74402196 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9820429A1] A method for specifically converting non-phonetic characters representing vocabulary in languages into surrogate words for inputting into a computer includes the steps of (a) alphabetizing a pictographic/ideographic radical of each character according to its pronunciation in a respective language, with the resulting spelling then being used as a prefix for a newly created surrogate word; (b) alphabetizing a phonetic radical according to its pronunciation in the respective language, with the resulting spelling then being used as a suffix for the newly created surrogate word; and (c) combining the prefix and suffix together and separate them with a separate mark such as a hyphen "-", thus creating the surrogate word for each specific "character" used in the written form of the respective language. Such newly created surrogate words are unique for and can precisely represent the non-phonetic characters used in the written oriental languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean language, and Indian language, thus facilitating the easy input of the information in these languages into a computer either manually or orally.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/22 (2006.01); G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 17/21 (2006.01); G06F 17/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/018 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9820429A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9820429 A1 19980514; AU 1462097 A 19980529; CA 2270956 A1 19980514; EP 1012745 A1 20000628; JP 2002516004 A 20020528; KR 20000053095 A 20000825

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020702

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990526

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE