Wang paper tape format?
pkoning at equallogic.com
Fri Jun 24 11:57:38 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Vintage" == Vintage Computer Festival <vcf at siconic.com> writes:
Vintage> I have some paper tapes that I'm trying to read and I have
Vintage> good reason to believe they are from a Wang machine of some
Vintage> They seem to hold some sort of document. The writing on the
Vintage> tape indicates a section number and "pages".
Vintage> The tape is 8-level. The 8th bit seems to be used as some
Vintage> sort of end-of-line or end-of-record marker. The 7th bit
Vintage> seems to be parity. So the actual symbol codes are likely
I don't have the specific code at hand or in my memory, but that
sounds a lot like a common Flexowriter code. 8th bit by itself for
carriage return fits, as does parity in bit 7.
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