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- <title>Teletext Interface</title>
-
- <para>This interface was aimed at devices receiving and demodulating
-Teletext data [<xref linkend="ets300706" />, <xref linkend="itu653" />], evaluating the
-Teletext packages and storing formatted pages in cache memory. Such
-devices are usually implemented as microcontrollers with serial
-interface (I<superscript>2</superscript>C) and could be found on old
-TV cards, dedicated Teletext decoding cards and home-brew devices
-connected to the PC parallel port.</para>
-
- <para>The Teletext API was designed by Martin Buck. It was defined in
-the kernel header file <filename>linux/videotext.h</filename>, the
-specification is available from <ulink url="ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/videotext/">
-ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/videotext/</ulink>. (Videotext is the name of
-the German public television Teletext service.)</para>
-
- <para>Eventually the Teletext API was integrated into the V4L API
-with character device file names <filename>/dev/vtx0</filename> to
-<filename>/dev/vtx31</filename>, device major number 81, minor numbers
-192 to 223.</para>
-
- <para>However, teletext decoders were quickly replaced by more
-generic VBI demodulators and those dedicated teletext decoders no longer exist.
-For many years the vtx devices were still around, even though nobody used
-them. So the decision was made to finally remove support for the Teletext API in
-kernel 2.6.37.</para>
-
- <para>Modern devices all use the <link linkend="raw-vbi">raw</link> or
-<link linkend="sliced">sliced</link> VBI API.</para>