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Consider a Turing machine that cannot write blanks. How does one show that such a machine can simulate a standard Turing machine?

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To simulate a Turing machine $M$ that can write blanks with a Turing machine $M'$ that can't, just give $M'$ an extra character in its alphabet. Whenever $M$ writes a blank, $M'$ writes this new character and, whenever $M'$ sees the blank or the new character, it does what $M$ would do if it saw the blank.

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    $\begingroup$ If that is indeed the desired answer, it's a rather boring technical exercise. More interesting would be, "can not write symbols not in the input alphabet". $\endgroup$ – Raphael Nov 5 '14 at 15:24

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