The AMB (Ancient Machine Book) format specification[codepage]


Since ancient computers are displaying text as 8-bit characters due to the design of early video adapters, AMA files are expected to contain 8-bit text as well. The exact codepage is unspecified by this format definition and depends on the document's target audience. To ease displaying of AMB books on modern (unicode-enabled) platforms, any AMB file that contains non-7-bit characters SHOULD also contain a file named "". This file contains a sequence of 128 16-bit values, mapping bytes of the range 128..255 into unicode datapoint values. Such file can be readily output by the utf8tocp program <>.