RE: [OT] What is DEL for?

From: Pierpaolo BERNARDI (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 08:42:34 EST

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> Could I find ISO-2022 on-line (or an unofficial explanation of it)?

Yes. ISO-2022 = ECMA-35

search in for ecma-35.pdf

BTW, here what it says about delete:

6.2.1 Character DELETE

Name: DELETE Acronym: DEL Coded representation: 07/15 DEL was originally
used to erase or obliterate an erroneous or unwanted character in punched
tape. DEL may be used for media-fill or time-fill. DEL characters may be
inserted into, or removed from, a CC-data-element without affecting its
information content, but such action may affect the information layout
and/or the control of equipment.

On request, ECMA also sends printed copies of their standards, and also a
cdrom containing all of their standards. All this for free.


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