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Re: Apocalypse 12

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:24 UTC ( [id://347343]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Apocalypse 12
in thread Apocalypse 12

There are only 128 ASCII characters, of which the first 32 and the last one are non-printable. The ASCII characters range from chr 0x00 to chr 0x7F. That does not include chr 0xBB. A right pointed double angle quotation mark, on code point 0xBB is included in the ISO 8859-1 font set (and possibly other ISO 8859-x font sets), but as such, there are cross-platform compatibility issues.

Heck, there are even cross-platform compatibility issues if you stick to ASCII. Not all the world is ASCII.

Abigail

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Re: Apocalypse 12
by jonadab (Parson) on Apr 23, 2004 at 20:13 UTC
    Heck, there are even cross-platform compatibility issues if you stick to ASCII. Not all the world is ASCII.

    Enough of the computer world supports ASCII that it's reasonable to use any printable character from the ASCII set. Platforms that don't use ASCII natively should have translation utilities for it by now, surely. Now, if you write code that changes case by adding and subtracting or similar schenanighans, then of course that's another matter, but just using a printable ASCII character is a fairly portable thing. (By "printable", I mean from decimal 32 up through decimal 126. The control characters are more likely causes of trouble.)


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