[TUHS] UNIX Influence on Teletype and Vice Versa

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 04:27:01 AEST 2023

On 9/18/23, Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> The thing most people know in the (computer) world as a teletype is a
> model 33 which really UNIX was unaffected by (other than dealing with
> the limited character set) and UNIX didn’t influence.   For those with a
> model 37 (I had one in my house for a while picked up surplus from Rocky
> Flats), you knew of its influence on UNIX.   This was a unit that the
> line terminator was indeed NEWLINE (^J) rather than carriage return.  It
> dealt with all the ESC 8 and 9 and the like that nroff put out by
> default and th SI/SO to shift from the regular to the greek character
> box.

Most importantly for Unix, I would think, the Teletype model 37 had
both uppercase and lowercase capability.  Essential for a
case-sensitive environment such as Unix.  The model 33 was

-Paul W.

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