Re: Not a typewriter

H. Peter Anvin (
14 May 2001 11:04:42 -0700

Followup to: <>
By author: Jesse Pollard <>
In newsgroup:
> well... actually it was 6 bit "ascii" computed from: (char - ' '). Depends
> entirely on architecture, and implementation. EBCD/6Bit/7Bit and EBCDIC were
> supported on the Honeywell systems.

There was also a genuine ASCII-6 encoding. It didn't look much like
ASCII-7 as far as I remember.


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