Which paper tape hole is bit 1?
pkoning at equallogic.com
Sat Nov 19 08:58:17 CST 2005
>>>>> "Barry" == Barry Watzman <Watzman at neo.rr.com> writes:
Barry> However, one question, this chart shows the high-order bit
Barry> (parity bit) punched for every character, no exceptions. Was
Barry> that a standard convention in sending ascii files to paper
You mean the high order bit was always on -- as opposed to being a
parity bit? That's unusual. Parity is a bit more common, but I don't
think there was a single standard. Classic ASCII is a 7-bit code,
leaving the 8th bit for people to mess with as they saw fit.
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