newline

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newline

(character, jargon)
/n[y]oo'li:n/ Line feed or other character sequence used to terminate a line of text.

Unix uses line feed as its text line terminator - a Bell-Labs-ism rather than a Berkeleyism. Interestingly (and unusually for Unix jargon), it is said to have originally been an IBM usage. Though the term "newline" appears in ASCII standards, it never caught on in the general computing world before Unix. The encoding of line feed as "\n" in C and Unix strings comes from this name.

The term has been used more generally for any end of line character, character sequence (e.g. crlf), or operation (like Pascal's writeln procedure or Lisp 1.5's terpri) required to terminate a text record or separate lines.
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The appoggiaturas proposed for feminine line endings are said to be necessary for prosodic reasons and so do not count as an ornament.
Syllabic types classify line endings into masculine, feminine, dactylic and, rarely, longer.
In Greek and Roman literary cultures, stress patterns and parallel line endings were not an essential part of verse; the latter was, however, relevant for rhetorical prose.
Windows, Mac or Linux Line Endings Processing or Conversion
Peter Kanelos turns to Shakespeare's verse in "'If I break time': Shakespearean Line Endings on the Page and the Stage".
A failure to hyphenate interferes with word spacing and line endings, depending on text alignment:
As seen in table 2, many of the surviving editions of the gradual had formats copied from earlier publications (as determined through concordant line endings and foliation, among other factors).
Once I sifted through those poems using fairly detailed depictions of defecation as a metaphor for love and heartache, the "open-at-your-own-risk" diary quality of the prose, the arbitrary line endings and prosaic images, I had to go listen to one of Jill's CDs to remember what I liked about her most--her singing voice.
These, too, were the work of several artists working simultaneously on numbers of quires on details such as historiated initials, bas-de-page and marginal illustrations, and line endings.
It is not uncommon for pagination changes, altered graphics displays, and different text fonts to occur when native format documents are converted to PDE "Changing target printers will often affect the layout of your publication -- in line endings, font substitution, or number of pages" (Adobe Magazine 2000).
Line endings in Blake's Poetical Sketches are examined, the uses of enjambment and the implications of rhyme placed in the context of Blake's wider enthusiasm for liberty and hatred for constraint: so that, for instance, in `Gwin, King of Norway', the `poetics of form convey a political warning' as much as the ballad's contents do.
Structural text-painting seems to motivate not only Rands's general decision to use transpositions of the minor-major seventh chord at line endings but also his choices of particular chords for each line.