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Re: Font for PC graphics characters

On Mon, 08 May 2006 20:48:39 -0400, cga2000 wrote:

> 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? 

oh, yes.

> That's not the same thing as ascii art. 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.  

Thanks for the clarification. 

According to the wiki, I was looking for solution for "Block" ASCIIs,
which were dominating the PC Text Art Scene. And still popular in .nfo
files or zip comments.

I just want to view them, preferable in my favorite xterm environment. 


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