Probe/Search TV props

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Wed Sep 6 19:32:43 CDT 2006

On 9/7/06, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> On 9/7/2006 at 1:33 AM Joost van de Griek wrote:
> >No, but we should be! DAMN those are stylish!
> I think a lot of old TV programs used the MICR characters such as seen on
> bank checks. (or cheques).

The C-itoh 101 line of VT-100-compatible terminals had the MICR font built
into ROM - you issued a (documented) control sequence and switched the
font.  We had a lot of those back in the day (they were lots cheaper than a
DEC VT-102), so it was fun to hack the control sequence into folks'
LOGIN.COM files on VMS.  ;-)


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