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Re: Typewriter woes

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, December 8, 2008, 20:10
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 15:13, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> However the machine > had a half-backstep which allowed me to fake not > only circumflexes but a plethora of ligatures, not > only _ae, oe_, but also _ao, au, ou, uu, oo, uo_ > and every consonant+ _h_ you could think of.
The one I had had something similar: a half-space. (Pressing the spacebar advanced the carriage half a letter; letting go of the spacebar advanced the other half. So if you kept the spacebar pressed, you could then hit another letter which would get put half a space after the previous one. Handy sometimes for adding forgotten letters in the middle of a word!) Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>