Writing a Carriage Return in Unicode

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Nov 28 18:47:48 CET 2009


In article <mailman.773.1258787463.2873.python-list at python.org>,
Dennis Lee Bieber  <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:22:22 -0800, Scott David Daniels
><Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> declaimed the following in
>gmane.comp.python.general:
>> 
>> If you've actually typed on a physical typewriter, you know that moving
>> the carriage back is a distinct operation from rolling the platen
>> forward; both operations are accomplished when you push the carriage
>> back using the bar, but you know they are distinct.  
>
>	Of course, if you are describing a /real/ /manual/ typewriter, you
>would rapidly discover that the sequence is <lf><cr> -- since pushing
>the bar would often trigger the line feed before it would slide the
>carriage to the right.

Often, but not always; it certainly was possible on most typewriters to
return the carriage without a line feed -- and occasionally desirable for
overstrike.
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