# [texhax] How to write straight accents in TeX (not LaTeX!)

Wed Sep 12 14:00:14 CEST 2007

On Sep 11, 2007, at 9:30 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> At this time only privileged computer users had access to a terminal.
> Students had been bothered with punch cards at this time.  And there
> had not been anything else but ASCII.

\begin{nitpick}

Wasn't ebcdic available?

I believe though it'd be better to say something like, ASCII was
the only widely-accepted character encoding standard among a myriad
of manufacturer-specific and special-purpose ones, and other
standards which didn't become popular.''

\end{nitpick}

William

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