From: Mike Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 14:00:34 EST
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 8:34 AM
> Arcane Jill wrote:
> > 0x80 if I remember correctly.
> I know you've already corrected yourself, realizing that you were
> thinking of the extended-ASCII character set used by the ZX
> Spectrum (TS
> 2068, IIRC), but just to finish this thought:
Another example is the dreaded "shifted space" of the Commodore 64.
If you happened to have the shift key down when you hit the space bar, you
generated a different character that printed as space, but didn't match
space. So if there was a shifted space in a filename, the file was
inaccessible until you tried shifting the spaces.
> I'm sure they existed, but I can't remember anything sophisticated
> enough to be called a "line breaking algorithm" in the ZX8*
I know that runoff and word processors were common in CP/M
environments (I had a Commodore 128, so I got three different machines to
play with - lucky me!), and those had pretty sophisticated line breaking. I
don't recall anything for the 64, so the ZX8* probably didn't have much, if
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