Re: LINE/PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR semantics in terminal emulators

From: Markus Kuhn (
Date: Tue Nov 03 1998 - 04:41:46 EST

Paul Keinanen wrote on 1998-11-03 07:18 UTC:
> While on a hardcopy device the FF and PS should have the same semantics
> (move past the paper perforation on a tractor feed system or load a new
> sheet of paper), I hope that this is not taken as an example to justify
> using on display devices (nearly) the same semantics for PS as for FF on
> VT-100 series terminals.

Sorry, there was a silly typo in my first mail: PS stands of course for
PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR and not page separator. Therefore, FF and PS should
certainly not have the same semantics on hardcopy devices. UTR #13
recommends that Unicode plaintext files preferably use the control

  FF FORM FEED (as a page separator)

For details please check out:


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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