breastle screen for HLA Adventure Need help designing one 847
Sorry to drag this thread into an ANSI discussion, but I'm still trying to understand this. I learned computers as a kid by studying .bat files and using programs like TheDraw and Turbo Pascal (my old computer belonged to a father of a friend who worked at some big software company, before his wife kicked him out; in one box the disks where all bright-orange and labeled 'Warning: Virus!').
breastle screen for HLA Adventure Need help designing one 848
JohnnyMrNinja The MS-DOS era block-drawing characters, happy faces & such belong to IBM Codepage 437, also sometimes referenced to as "IBM Extended ASCII". Codepage 437 already...
I always buttumed that these characters where the extended ASCII set, that was thrown out when Bill Gates decided we should start caring about foriegn languages. So on a Unicode computer, a "happy face" would be ñ or something. But you are saying that these are ANSI characters... which is a bit confusing.
Do these two formats overlap? Or does one pick up where the other left off? If you TYPE FILE.TXT in a non-ANSI DOS system, does it show anything? Or does loading ANSI.SYS over-ride pre-existing ASCII characters?
For example, if you use TheDraw and save a file, two options you have for formats are ANSI and ASCII. The image above was saved in ASCII. Are they lying to me (if they are I will *HUNT THEM DOWN*!!!!)(or not).
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