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From: Paul Winalski <>
To: Ronald Natalie <>
Cc: segaloco <>,
	The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: UNIX Influence on Teletype and Vice Versa
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 14:27:01 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 9/18/23, Ronald Natalie <> wrote:
> The thing most people know in the (computer) world as a teletype is a
> model 33 which really UNIX was unaffected by (other than dealing with
> the limited character set) and UNIX didn’t influence.   For those with a
> model 37 (I had one in my house for a while picked up surplus from Rocky
> Flats), you knew of its influence on UNIX.   This was a unit that the
> line terminator was indeed NEWLINE (^J) rather than carriage return.  It
> dealt with all the ESC 8 and 9 and the like that nroff put out by
> default and th SI/SO to shift from the regular to the greek character
> box.

Most importantly for Unix, I would think, the Teletype model 37 had
both uppercase and lowercase capability.  Essential for a
case-sensitive environment such as Unix.  The model 33 was

-Paul W.

  reply	other threads:[~2023-09-18 18:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-18 18:07 [TUHS] " segaloco via TUHS
2023-09-18 18:21 ` [TUHS] " Ronald Natalie
2023-09-18 18:27   ` Paul Winalski [this message]
2023-09-18 20:02 Douglas McIlroy
2023-09-22  1:08 Douglas McIlroy
2023-09-22  1:14 ` Larry McVoy
2023-09-22  4:57   ` Dave Horsfall

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