[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Tue May 22 19:13:07 PDT 2012

Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> > for those impaired environments that can not produce reasonable printouts
> > from ASCII text. 
> Such as... Every modern OS?  ^L just isn't semantic anymore.

RFC20 ASCII format for Network Interchange, 5.2 Control Characters, page 7


      FF (Form Feed): A format effector which controls the movement of
   the printing position to the first pre-determined printing line on
   the next form or page.  (Applicable also to display devices.)

And the more modern successor RFC3629 aka STD0063 contains
a normative Reference to Unicode 4.0.0

And Unicode 4.0.0, according to this:


does still have the rfc20 ASCII FormFeed character at Codepoint 12 (0x0c)

Complain the vendors/suppliers of your defective software.


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