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Re: Font for PC graphics characters

Thus spake T on Mon, May 08, 2006 at 02:46:31PM -0400 or thereabouts: <mlist4suntong@yahoo.com> [2006-05-08 20:05]:
> On Mon, 08 May 2006 13:31:27 -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 01:27:59PM -0400, T wrote:
> >> which font is capable of showing the PC graphics characters (ie ascii art)? 
> > 
> > Well, if you want to display ASCII, then every font known to
> > man, basically, will display it. So ASCII art isn't the
> > trouble. It's probably characters that are outside of the
> > ASCII range that are troubling you. 
> Yes, exactly, those PC graphics characters/symbols.

Do you mean the box drawing characters? 

That's not the same thing as ascii art. 


If what you need is the former - semi-graphic characters that let you..
or a program.. draw continuous lines & right angles so you can build
boxes (squares, rectangles..) in a non-graphic (text-mode) context you
would need to be more specific as to what you are trying to do (draw the
boxes under an editor, maybe.. ) and where you are trying to do it.  

Are you are using some text-mode application in a terminal (xterm? linux
console?  ..) and it is not displaying its menus.. popups.. frames..
*boxes* ..  correctly? Or am I misunderstanding you..?

Please provide more info & someone may be able to help.


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