DEC papertape 5x5 font ?

Klemens Krause krause at
Fri Feb 27 03:54:14 CST 2015

Tom Watson wrote:
> I have a C program that generates the nice 5x7 font (actually using 
 > the 8th row as a descender on lower case) suitable for punching in
 > paper tape.

Punching the 8th row is not suitable for DEC-Labels, because this is
used for indicating leader/trailer of the .BN-files. Not using the 8th
row makes it possible to put labels between two parts of a program
without irritation of some binloaders.
It would be possible for example to label the three parts of the
CINET-BASIC, which I got in the meantime, each by it self. A normal
loader will simply skip them.


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