[stella] OT: ATASCII

Subject: [stella] OT: ATASCII
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 09:17:37 -0700
At 11:42 AM 7/29/2001 -0400, you wrote:
What is ATASCII?! All I know of is ANSi/ASCii.

Atari Ascii. It has a lot of special characters that can be used for graphics. Same with PET Ascii, for the C= computers, named after their first PC, the PET.

The regular ASCII character set has a lot of open space in it, and sets like these filled them up with special characters.

In ATASCII's case they also used a different CR/LF character, ASC(155) which was called the EOL (end of line).

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