freebsd vs. netbsd

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at
Fri Jun 12 19:21:39 UTC 2020

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 at 19:58, Kurt Hackenberg <kh at> wrote:
> On 2020-06-12 02:14, Polytropon wrote:
> >> But it's often done by redefining the ASCII characters carriage return
> >> and line feed. Originally they meant, respectively, move the print head
> >> to the left margin, and roll the paper up a line.
> >
> > Erm... no. The carriage return returns the _carriage_ to the
> > first position (here: to the right), that's why it is called
> > carriage return and not print head return. :-)
> >
> > On older electrical typewriters, you will see...
> Electric typewriters didn't use ASCII.

Maybe the OP meant teleprinters, which did indeed use 5-bit and 7-bit
ascii, still used today by hams in RTTY and other legacy digital

Ottavio Caruso

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