freebsd vs. netbsd

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 13 06:48:55 UTC 2020

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:58:16 -0400, Kurt Hackenberg 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.

I didn't talk about the character encoding, but about why
"carriage return" refers to the paper carriage, not to the
printing head movement. Depending on what encoding they
used (Baudot, CCITT, MTK) there usually were distinct
codes for CR and LF, and separate keys.

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