Solved

extended ascii character set with unix?

Posted on 2006-11-16
6
907 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi,

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

They work in windows, but not linux.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:alexthecodepoet
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 17961874
What are you trying to do with the character set that does not work?
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexthecodepoet
ID: 17961884
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
0
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 17961916
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
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:alexthecodepoet
ID: 17961925
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?
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 500 total points
ID: 17961958
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexthecodepoet
ID: 17962281
thanks for the help
0

Featured Post

Secure Your Active Directory - April 20, 2017

Active Directory plays a critical role in your company’s IT infrastructure and keeping it secure in today’s hacker-infested world is a must.
Microsoft published 300+ pages of guidance, but who has the time, money, and resources to implement? Register now to find an easier way.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
Installing FreeBSD… FreeBSD is a darling of an operating system. The stability and usability make it a clear choice for servers and desktops (for the cunning). Savvy?  The Ports collection makes available every popular FOSS application and packag…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question