06247048 is referenced by 141 patents and cites 14 patents.

The present invention discloses a system for transcoding character sets between Internet hosts and thin client devices over data networks. A proxy server is provided as an intermediary between the Internet hosts and the thin client devices, and is informed when a specific character set is preferred by the client device. The client character set preference is communicated to the proxy server prior to the client receiving information from an Internet host. When a communication session is established between one of the Internet hosts and one of the thin client devices, the proxy server performs the character set transcoding if the character sets of the Internet host and the client device are not the same. Apart from any existing techniques, the proxy server handles the task of character set transcoding so as to alleviate the mobile computing devices from performing the transcoding locally.

Title
Method and apparatus for transcoding character sets between internet hosts and thin client devices over data networks
Application Number
9/71216
Publication Number
6247048 (B1)
Application Date
April 30, 1998
Publication Date
June 12, 2001
Inventor
Lawrence M Stein
San Jose
CA, US
Bruce V Schwartz
San Mateo
CA, US
Bruce K Martin Jr
Palo Alto
CA, US
Russell S Greer
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Joe Zheng
US
Dag Johansen
US
Assignee
Openwave Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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