Re: Combining Box Characters?

From: philip chastney (
Date: Wed Jan 06 2010 - 14:17:45 CST

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    it wasn't just the special characters, eitherΒ  --Β  a policy of "visual fidelity" meant that 'F' overstruck with 'L' would be seen by the mainframe as 'E', because that is what the terminal user would see on their printed page

    Backspace does not provide a very sound basis for Ascii Art, however, because it is sometimes destructive and sometimes notΒ  and, as happened with APL, video terminals had to interpret the incoming stream, to ensure that certain 3-byte sequences were correctly mapped to the right element in the character ROM

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