[rfc-i] [IAB Trac] #266: Requirement for "Clear Printing"

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 19 09:28:51 PST 2013


On 2/19/13 11:47 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2013, at 8:27 AM, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:
>
>> On Feb 19, 2013, at 11:14 AM, Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> Does *anybody* still use a printer that can't handle a wide range of fonts and font sizes?
>>
>> I still use ASCII terminals, and it's certainly helpful sometimes to be able to look at an RFC in one.   Not so useful that it needs to be the canonical format, but plain text ASCII (or UTF-8 would be fine with me) is definitely still useful, albeit nowhere near as useful as it was back in the days of daisy-wheel printers...
>
> And by "ASCII terminal", this is almost always a window that can be made at least 90 characters wide, yes? I'm sure a very small number of people will insist that they can read RFCs on an 80x24 console, but I suspect that number is much smaller than those who use terminal programs that have variable-width windows.

Will even *one* person who is using a real physical 80x24 ascii terminal 
please raise your hand???

	Thanks,
	Paul



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