RE: 70s and 80s home computer characters

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 10:11:51 EST

SHARE decided that they were glyphs and not of sufficient generality to
warrant coding in 10646. I recall that IBM came to the same conclusions but
I cannot speak for IBM.

Ed Hart

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-----Original Message-----
From: Frank da Cruz []
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 13:31
To: Unicode List
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: 70s and 80s home computer characters

Here is the actual status, from the December 1998 UTC meeting:

 2. Document L2/98-354, "Terminal Graphics for Unicode"
    Status: deferred for additional information
    The UTC has requested more information before it makes a decision.
    Table 5.1, range of E080 to E087. The UTC has requested an official
    position from IBM and feedback from SHARE on the glyphs used in the
    area of a 3270 display.

Did the UTC ever receive the requested feedback?

- Frank

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