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BUCKY BITS [1 record]

Record 1 1998-06-03


Subject field(s)
  • Informatics

The bits produced by the CONTROL and META shift keys on a SAIL keyboard (octal 200 and 400 respectively), resulting in a 9-bit keyboard character set.


By extension, bits associated with "extra" shift keys on any keyboard, e.g., the ALT on an IBM PC or command and option keys on a Macintosh.


  • Informatique

Bits produits par les touches majuscules CONTROL et META sur un clavier SAIL (de valeur octale 200 et 400 respectivement) et générant au clavier un jeu de caractères à 9 bits.


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