Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Jean David Ichbiah
Born: March 25, 1940
Death: January 26, 2007 (Age: 67)
- French-born computer scientist and the chief designer (from 1977–1983) of Ada.
- Designed an experimental system implementation language called LIS (1972–1974), based on Pascal and Simula.
- Designed the keyboard layout FITALY, which is specifically optimized for stylus or touch-based input.
- Started the Textware company, which sells text entry software for PDAs and tablet PCs, as well as text-entry software for medical transcription on PCs.
Honors and awards
- Designated a "chevalier" (knight) of the French Legion of Honor (1979).
- Correspondent" of the French Academy of Sciences (1979).