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backspace (BS)

The format control character

(FE0) Backspace (BS) triggers a backward movement of the writing device by one writing step. This backspace occurs within one line. Standard keyboards have a key, the backspace key, to perform a backspace. The BS control character has position 08(H) in the ASCII character set


Format control character of the IA-5

Format control character of the IA-5

alphabet In video, the term backspace is used for an editing operation. In this editing technique, the magnetic tape is stopped for the cut and pulled back slightly. Although this technique is not frame accurate, it does provide for uninterrupted video recording.

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Updated at: 21.03.2017
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