IBM DisplayWriter DOS
ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 23:18:03 CDT 2008
warren at databasics.us wrote:
> Grant Stockley wrote:
> "I read that there was something sold to make the IBM DisplayWriter
> DOS compatible? What would that take?"
> IBM produced an IBM PC program called DisplayWrite (DW IV was the
> last version, IIRC.) This allowed document interchangability with
> other IBM platforms, including the DisplayWriter and 5520. It was
> NOT a method to make the DisplayWriter DOS compatible, however. It
> let the PC act like a DisplayWriter, and produced format compatible
> documents. Sadly, I think this must be what you read about. I
> suppose a retro-fit kit to make the DisplayWriter PC compatible, but
> I've not heard of it. If you find anything like this, let us know...
DisplayWrite was reasonably powerful. I've seen versions for DOS, OS/2
and Mainframe. It wouldn't surprise me if there were a Windows version
in there somewhere.
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