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Re: Re^2: Re: Apocalypse 12

by TwistedGreen (Sexton)
on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:55 UTC ( [id://347365]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Re: Apocalypse 12
in thread Apocalypse 12

Well, it is included in the extended ASCII table, though I don't know what that means internationally. The 'A' in ASCII does mean American, after all.

640k is enough for anybody.

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Re: Apocalypse 12
by jonadab (Parson) on Apr 23, 2004 at 19:48 UTC
    Well, it is included in the extended ASCII table

    I looked through my table of IBM Extended ASCII, and didn't find it. Decimal 187 is one of the framing characters (for drawing character-based screen windows and stuff), specifically the double-line upper-right-corner. (I used to use the framing characters all the time, mostly in comments and documentation, but also for character-based window borders and things, back in the DOS days.) I've never seen this double-greater-than-sign character before in my life, as far as I know. Hopefully I won't need parallel dispatch for very much, because I really like my Avant Stellar keyboard and have no intentions of switching to a European keyboard or whatever is needed to type unicode characters.

    I don't mind if the language _supports_ unicode; I think it's wrong to *require* it though.

    ;$;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$;[-1]->();print
      Take a look at characters 174 () and 175 () in the (an?) extended ASCII table and they should be there.
        Take a look at characters 174 and 175

        I will when I get home. (The chart is an appendix in my ITT Advanced Basic manual...) But I no longer use DOS as my primary operating system, and the system I do use now does not support IBM Extended ASCII as far as I am aware, nor does it provide a mechanism for typing characters above decimal 126 or below decimal 32. Holding alt while typing on the keypad does application-dependent things; in Mozilla, it seems to have something to do with bookmarks or the history.

        Update: Oh, is that what those are? Sure enough, I guess. They look rather different on my chart (rather more vertically stretched), but that's basically just a font difference. Still, as I said, I don't have any way AFAIK to type in these characters in my current operating environment. Here's hoping that >> will work.

        ;$;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$;[-1]->();print
Re^4: Re: Apocalypse 12
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Apr 22, 2004 at 23:28 UTC
    Well, it is included in the extended ASCII table

    The problem is that it's "an" extended ASCII table - not "the" extended ASCII table :-) There are many extensions of ASCII, many of which do not have "" and "".

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