text-based

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Working under a non-window-based operating system (e.g. MS-DOS) as opposed to a graphical user interface (e.g. Microsoft Windows).

An MS-DOS text-based program uses a screen with a fixed array of 80x25 or 80x40 characters. Examples are WordPerfect before version 5.1 and Microsoft Word.

Last updated: 1995-03-16

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TeX pointtexttext-basedtext editorText Encoding Initiative

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