PURPOSE: To provide a method and device for generating and displaying an icon on an image screen. CONSTITUTION: This is a device and method for displaying an icon on a screen. A random access memory 18 stores a series of line segments forming the icon. Each icon is formed as a linear combination of the icons from the plural segments. A processor 11 which executes an application calls the segments in accordance with a leading index number. The leading index number indicates the position in a display memory 13 for storing the leading segment. Each index number is incremented afterwards until all the segments of the icon are taken out of the memory and stored in the display memory 13.

Title
Method for generating icon from plural image segments and device therefor
Application Number
07-149176
Publication Number
1996-044526
Application Date
June 15, 1995
Publication Date
February 16, 1996
Inventor
Au Connie Yudip
Hsieh Daniel Ming Te
Eastwood Peter Rowland
Stout Jean Luter
Yee Raymond Lee
Tiller Byron Kevin
Villafana William
Lanier Charles Sterling
Canova Jun Francis James
Johnson Debra Ann Gawne
Lewis James Robert
Allard David Joseph
Assignee
Internatl Business Mach Corp &Lt IBM&Gt
IPC
G06F 03/14