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extended ascii character set with unix?

Posted on 2006-11-16
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Hi,

How do i use the extended ascii character set in a unix environment?

They work in windows, but not linux.

Thanks
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by:ozo
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What are you trying to do with the character set that does not work?
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http://www.cdrummond.qc.ca/cegep/informat/Professeurs/Alain/files/ascii.htm

anything past 167 is not working..

I am just trying to print weird characters to the screen (its for borders for a text based app)

Thanks for the help
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How is your screen configured?    It may be set to use ISO Latin-1 or UTF-8 Unicode, neither of which   correspons to the character set used in your table
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by:alexthecodepoet
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oh

i see

well in that case, im not sure.  to be honest im still learning linux.... but, from where i think your suggestion is going, i thought that i should throw this in: whatever i do, it has to be standard.. which means that the users wouldn't be able to change their systems.

any ideas?
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ozo earned 500 total points
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Well, there a are a lot of standards.
The most widely accepted standard for 8 bit Latin based character sets is probably ISO-8859
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8859
but even there there are a lot of variants for different countries.
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thanks for the help
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