Date: Tue Sep 02 2003 - 09:48:04 EDT
Michael Eversion wrote on 08/19/2003 03:14:47 PM:
> Golly, I was able to distinguish Latin and Georgian and Cyrillic on a
> Mac SE 30 in 1985. Or was it 1987.(Long before Worldscript I admit.)
> And years before that there was the Osborne with its dot-matrix
IIRC, the Mac SE did not exist in 1985; I was using a relatively new Fat
Mac in the summer of that year.
BTW, the Osborne didn't particularly have dot-matrix miracles. That was
the domain of printers like the Toshiba P321 and various Epson LQ models,
and such printers could be connected to CP/M machines like the Osbornes
and Kaypros, DOS machines like the IBM PC and Sharp PC 5000, and the Macs.
But in 1985 I think the only dot matrix printers were the 9-pin variety,
which weren't all that conducive to readable Latin with diacritics, let
alone Chinese or Arabic typesetting. The P321 was one of the first 24-pin
models, and I think it came out in 1987 or maybe late 1986.
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