mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Aug 13 19:54:34 CDT 2010
On 8/13/10 5:51 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>>>> >> DEC's terminal business was a shell of its former self back when the
>>>> >> VT420 was introduced, so it may be true.
>>> > > Maybe I'm thinking of the 240 instead? Does the 420 do graphics?
>> AFAIK the VT420 supports Sixel, but not ReGIS.
> No. The last graphic terminal was the VT340.
> The VT420 don't support any graphics, unless you count the user defined
> font as graphics.
> Graphics implies either SIXEL, ReGIS or both. Actually, I've never seen
> any terminal that supports sixel but not ReGIS, however, several
> printers is of that inclination.
> (Although I'm sure someone will now recall some terminal that do sixel
> but not ReGIS just because I wrote the above... :-) ).
I've never *used* Sixel graphics on a VT420, but the manual clearly
states that it supports the Sixel format.
Ok, I just went back and re-read it. It "supports Sixel format" as a
way to encode user-definable character sets. So you're right I suppose,
it ALMOST supports Sixel graphics! ;)
Port Charlotte, FL
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