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Document Interchange Format

The Document Interchange Format (DIF) is a file format standard developed by the National Bureau of Standards. It uses 7-bit ASCII encoding to represent text. These codes begin with the Escape character, and are similar to the ANSI escape sequences used by DOS.

Limitations include the inability to represent accented characters, graphics, or typographic information.

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