Control Functions for Coded Character
5th edition (June 1991)
This Ecma Standard defines control functions and their coded
representations for use in a 7-bit code, an extended 7-bit code,
an 8-bit code or an extended 8-bit code, if such a code is structured
in accordance with Standard ECMA-35.
The control functions are intended to be used embedded in character-coded
data for interchange, in particular with character-imaging devices.
In general, the control functions are defined be their effects
on a character-imaging input/output device. It is, therefore,
necessary to make certain assumptions about the architecture of
such a device. These assumptions are as unrestrictive as possible;
they are specified in clause 6.
In addition to being performed the control functions may need
to be represented by a graphic symbol.
The structure of this Standard is open-ended, so that more control
functions can be included in future editions.
Other standards specifying control functions may define more
restricted definitions of them than those in this Standard.
The devices to which this Standard applies can vary greatly from
each other depending on the application for which a device has
been specifically designed. It is technically and economically
impractical for one device to implement all the facilities specified
in this Standard. The intention is that in any type of device
only a limited selection of the facilities appropriate to the
application will be implemented.
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This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 6429.
The previous replaced "historical" editions of this Ecma Standard are available here.