From: Hohberger, Clive P. (
Date: Mon Jul 21 1997 - 09:59:00 EDT

There is a nice, short write-up on the design of EBCDIC design in "
Computer Architecture" by Blauuw and Brooks, Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN
Email me your FAX number and I'll FAX it to you
Clive Hohberger

To: Multiple Recipients of
Subject: Re: EBCDIC
Date: Monday, July 21, 1997 8:12AM

In message <> (Kenneth
Whistler) writes:
> Markus asked:
> > Can anyone recommend me a good article or Web
> > page about EBCDIC, its history, its design decisions, its technical
> > properties, and what versions of EBCDIC exist?
> John Clews can, no doubt, provide some sources for general background
> on EBCDIC in the context of all the other character sets.

In my book Language automation worldwide: the development of character
standards (Harrogate: SESAME Computer Projects, 1998; GBP35), there is a
description of EBCDIC developments, amongst many other descriptions
of character set standards and scripts.

Anybody who needs a copy can contact me for details.

Best wishes

John Clews

John Clews (Chair of ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages)

SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Road, Harrogate, HG2 7PG, England
Email:; tel: +44 (0) 1423 888 432

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