On 2023-01-01 6:53 a.m., Martin Bishop wrote:
Folks - wishing all a Good New Year
The first ingredient must be a printer with a a suitable font table, in these times of
soft fonts that should be a given or tractable.
The second element is to convert to and use an MCS / multibyte character representation -
which can differentiate _ ^ and the desired arrow marks.
To do this you could:
- load the file into an editor, save it in MCS format, perform the necessary
substitutions (two global replaces)
- write a program / script to achieve the same effect, read char and convert/translate to
Note. It is just possible you will find a font with the arrows in the upper 128 glyphs
of 8 bit "ascii", in which case you can skip the MCS conversion.
A filter of some kind is needed.
With the rise of emulators for old machines,I can see text being written
with terminal emulation of the orginal i/o devices, but that leaves
printing or tranfering text files a problem.
JOE could have a REAL - big iron 67, SAM runs windows 2000, TOM has a
micro VAX. Every thing gets dumped to the cloud.
One must keep data as files, none of this crappy mess that this modern
'buy a app' to print,or read.
How does one share binary and paper tape/cards as files?
PS: Back to inventing big iron 67.
tag line: Cloud computing delayed to to bad weather, server is under 3
feet of snow.