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If you write from top to bottom, and then left to right, you buy a typewriter that does this also. tblr ?
If you write from left to right and then from top to bottom, you buy a typewriter that does this also. lrtb ?
A typewriter/computer/printer that can easily produce either format (and has
the needed keyboards of characters available)
would be useful in places like embassies that need to produce documents in multiple languages. Printing in both formats on the same page would also be useful.
A single machine on a single desk, rather than two machines and two desks.
It would be nice, if translation was also available.
Phaestos CCW or CW
_Four_ formats even more useful to get rid of the other two typewriters as well [bhumphrys, Jul 23 2014]
||tblr = table betting laser rat
||lrtb = lets return to base
||Shirley tblr=toasted buns looking raw
lrtb=large red toasted bun.
||I'm not entirely seeing this idea as solving a 21st
century problem. Typewriters are not widely
and computer printers can print your text
horizontally, or in any other form of ally.
||Computers, I note, are also nowadays capable of
presenting text in any orientation.