Method system and computer program products for optimum byte and character processing

Application Number: 00118850
Application Date: 2000.06.15
Publication Number: 1290886
Publication Date: 2001.04.11
Priority Information: 1999/6/25 US 29/339883
International: G06F7/00;G06F17/28
Applicant(s) Name: International Business Machine Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: W.Y.P. Wang;B.L. Woxinton
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wu limeng
Abstract A method, system and computer program product for optimizing processing of single byte characters employed within a multibyte character encoding scheme in association with an underlying data encoding scheme employed within an operating system. The method includes: (1) receiving a data string, (2) passing the data string in its entirety to a first processing routine and (3) evaluating the data string to determine if any character in the data string is an excluded character of a host font. The method further includes (4) transferring the data string in its entirety to a second processing routine and (5) assessing a limited number of characters in the data string to determine if the data string can be converted under an underlying encoding scheme.