ISO: A good explanation of EBCDIC control seuqnces
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Thu Feb 8 12:04:00 CST 2007
On 8 Feb 2007 at 9:52, Kevin Handy wrote:
> Many WP file formats use these "out-of-band" control
> characters that did not have any printable form for this
> purpose. WordPerfect, WordStar, DecWord, etc. all do this.
I hadn't realized that WordPerfect, WordStar, DecWord, etc. operated
If it's EBCDIC, I'm clearly talking about IBM, who usually has better
quality of standardization and documentation for this kind of stuff
than the "DLE means what we say it means" ASCII-oriented WP software.
I'm sure you're aware that unlike ASCII, which seems to be built for
7-level TTY, EBCDIC has a very rich set of control characters with
very specific typographic functions (e.g. SBS, SPS, PLU, HTJ, HTS,
In particular, I'm interested in the CSP+'M' sequences; I've already
found documents on the CSP+''L' sequences. And there most likely is
an IBM document that spells out the difference between HT, IT, PT and
HTJ, all of which are varietes of horizontal tabulation.
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