Jon Elson elson at
Sun May 29 21:09:22 CDT 2016

On 05/29/2016 08:52 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
> On 5/29/2016 5:15 PM, js at wrote:
>> Wulf: this link would have worked as well :
>> "" 
>> Tangent: is it true as written that *all* "teletypes 
>> speak 5-bit ITA2 code 
>> <>"?
No, certainly not.  There are ASCII (7-bit) and other 
varsions that probably spoke EIA code.
> I actually need to figure if I can use such a setup to be 
> a terminal for systems with current loop I/O.  I have a 
> Microdata 1600 with an integrated TTY port for the console 
> device, and I'd love to have an adapter which had USB 
> serial (and for what it's worth, actual RS232 serial 
> levels to a connector.
> This is from what I see attempting to run a TTY from a 
> system.
> As to the second, the tangent the author puts in is wrong, 
> I don't know if an ASR33 can run 5 level easily, but all 
> I've ever used are ascii 8 bit machines.
ASR33 is an 8-bit machine.


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