Talk:Bell character

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Computing / CompSci (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Computer science.
 
WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors
WikiProject icon A version of this article was copyedited by Allens, a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, on 9 March 2012. The Guild welcomes all editors with a good grasp of English and Wikipedia's policies and guidelines to help in the drive to improve articles. Visit our project page if you're interested in joining! If you have questions, please direct them to our talk page.
 

Why called bell?[edit]

It is called the bell character because the sound used to be a bell? Melchoir 03:26, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes; as I recall, teletypewriters ("teletypes" or TTYs) had electromechanical bells, and receiving a "bell" character would cause the TTY to strike the bell with the hammer via a solenoid. To maintain backward compatibility, video display terminals (VDTs) that replaced TTYs included speakers or buzzers to perform the same function, as did the personal computers that followed. - Johnlogic (talk) 18:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Gong[edit]

Instead of using control-B (for "bell"), do you reckon that control-G could have been selected to ring the "gong"? - Johnlogic (talk) 18:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that there would be no need for a gong on a computer. 70.234.133.108 (talk) 04:51, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

If bell character in article...[edit]

Would including the actual '�' character in the article cause a "ding" when it loaded? 65.96.201.130 (talk) 02:29, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Only if displayed on a TTY or similar. 24.205.46.147 (talk) 08:10, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

The unicode character U+2022, a bullet, is also converted to BEL for some reason. The seemingly random beeping drived me nuts for two years until I finally found out what happens. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.122.63.157 (talk) 13:10, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

BEL in Baudot code?[edit]

I'm not sure that Baudot codes contained BEL. ITA2 does, but that's more recent. See Baudot code, or here. I'm not sure what's right, so I won't remove the claim. Proxyma (talk) 07:27, 22 August 2013 (UTC)