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Antron Argaiv Silver badge

Re: Console? What console..

Luckly, we transported the inner workings of the ASR35 (EBCDIC) off to get fixed.

I worked on Teletypes when in uni. It's extremely unlikely that the ASR-35 was EBCDIC.

The amount of mechanical redesign to make that happen would be prohibitive. I'm not saying it's impossible, but if true, it would require an impressive amount of hardware bodging.

Now, I *might* believe that, squirreled away somewhere in the voluminous base of the '35, there was an electronic ASCII-EBCDIC converter board...

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