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Booking a train with the German BTX videotex service in 1994. I believe the whole screen is text-mode, using all the tricks of BTX (custom characters, multi-colour characters, etc). Video by Anna Christina Naß, via pagetable where more videos are available.

Chaos Movie by BIT8, 2020. This is actually text-mode, although a very enhanced one. It uses the German videotex standard BTX that has several character sets/fonts and allows 94 customized characters (in multiple colours) and various effects, useful for animation. The CEPT videotex standard was modelled on BTX.

The animation runs on a Commodore 64 using an official BTX-peripheral, which is basically a little computer in itself.

Robot Radar by t0m3000, 2024. Plain C64 PETSCII with only one backgound colour.

Julian Hespenheide‘s design for the Hard Fork podcast, 2022. Cool choice of font!

Typewritings by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, who recently passed away. via Paul Prudence.

More of her works

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This looks like a great keyboard for text graphics. There are dedicated keys for switching character sets, choosing and defining colours, manipulating fonts (DCRS), etc. Towards the top right, it looks like a dedicated set of keys for “pixeling” on a sub-char level?

This is the TBT-03 keyboard by Loewe, for the MCT 26 television. Circa 1984. It is used for the German videotex format BTX (and possibly other similar CEPT-standards like the Mupid?). Found here. Also see the TBT-02 keyboard

All the works in this post by Julian Hespenheide, 2023. link

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