On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 11:15:23AM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> if you do this command: man ascii iso_8859_1 iso_8859_15 iso_8859_7
> you'll get a chart of values and their representations in ascii and the
> above three char sets for the values 0-127,160-255. what's the deal
> with the hole there?
AFAIK, positions 128-159 were originally reserved for control codes.
For example, VT100-class terminals will interpret CSI (code 145, I think)
identically to '<ESC>[' (a very common prefix in VT100 escape sequences),
which, I imagine, was to reduce terminal traffic for escape-sequence
intensive apps (like curses-based apps and full-screen editors).
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