Creative coping

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 14:32:25 EDT

John alluded to The Book:

> Edward Cherlin scripsit:
> > >Assume you have a hardcopy terminal with a print wheel.
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > ROTFLOL. A Unicode protocol on a daisywheel terminal? You can't even
> > upgrade to a dot-matrix printer?
> As the old Xerox Character Code Standard manual said: "The key to
> large character sets on printwheels is *creative improvisation*."
> (Or something like that).

"Printwheel printing is somewhat at a loss to cope with the Xerox
character world, with over 700 non-kanji characters, each of which can
have an arbitrary number of looks. What is required is creative coping:
a division sign can be simulated as a colon overstruck with minus
      XCCS, page C9 (1980 edition)


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