The most authoritative source of information on control functions, their representations in bytes, and their intended meaning, is the Ecma-48 / ISO/IEC 6429 standard. Also related is the Ecma-35 / ISO/IEC 2022 standard, which describes control functions for switching the character encoding, and defines the possible forms of escape sequence (note that, in Teseq, “escape sequence” refers to both the Ecma-48 concept of “control sequences”, and the official Ecma-35 meaning of “escape sequence”. These standards are available, “free of charge and copyright”, at:
Teseq also recognizes some additional sequences that were not defined by
international standard, but are in fairly wide use.
In such cases, if descriptions are enabled, the description text for
these sequences will be prefixed by a tag in parentheses that identifies
where this functionality is found. For instance,
sequences used in DEC equipment such as the VT100, or
squences supported by xterm.
Sources of information that were used for identifying and
describing these sequences, include: