The VT52 was a CRT-based computer terminal produced by Digital Equipment Corporation introduced in September 1975. VT52 provided a screen of 24 rows and 80 columns of text and supported all 95 ASCII characters as well as 32 graphics characters, bi-directional scrolling, and an expanded control character system.
Atari ST implementation
The Atari ST family of computers were capable of emulating the VT52 terminal. Various escape codes were available for manipulating text output: moving the cursor, clearing the screen, or changing foreground or background colors.
VT52 animations / demos
- Beat Nick Part 2 (Original file | Video capture)
- Commando (Download | Video capture)
- Bouncing Fuji (Original file | Video capture)
- Good morning, Jacob! (Original file | Video capture)
Specifications / documentation
- "VT-52 Emulator" chapter of "The Atari Compendium"
- "VT-52 Terminal" section of "The Documentation for TOS"
- Atari ST VT52 escape codes from dcplaya documentation
- "VT-52 Control Codes with Atari Extensions" section of "Buchla 700 Source Code"