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  • Missing CP437 characters

    From Mindless Automaton@VERT/ELDRITCH to DOVE-Net.Unix_Discussion on Thu Apr 14 17:00:03 2011
    I have a program I compiled (Ubuntu) and set up as a door for the bbs.
    It appears that some of the (at least 4 & 8, possibly 0-31) CP437
    characters.

    If I run it in gterm, it displays horribly wrong, but through the bbs I
    only seem to be missing those characters.

    Is there some library that I need to compile in the program to display
    those characters or maybe some package I need installed on linux to
    begin with?

    Thanks!

    Mindless Automaton
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mindless Automaton on Fri Apr 15 14:42:19 2011
    Re: Missing CP437 characters
    By: Mindless Automaton to DOVE-Net.Unix_Discussion on Thu Apr 14 2011 05:00 pm

    I have a program I compiled (Ubuntu) and set up as a door for the bbs.
    It appears that some of the (at least 4 & 8, possibly 0-31) CP437 characters.

    If I run it in gterm, it displays horribly wrong, but through the bbs I
    only seem to be missing those characters.

    Is there some library that I need to compile in the program to display
    those characters or maybe some package I need installed on linux to
    begin with?

    Nope, nothing special for the door program to do to display IBM extended ASCII (CP437, chars 127-255). BTW, characters 0-31 are control codes (e.g. 7 is beep, 13 is carriage return, 10 is line feed, etc.) and most terminals are not going to "print" a character for many of the control codes since the provide a different function.

    digital man

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  • From elm@VERT/ECHTOBBS to Mindless Automaton on Fri Oct 28 20:31:55 2011
    Re: Missing CP437 characters
    By: Mindless Automaton to DOVE-Net.Unix_Discussion on Thu Apr 14 2011 17:00:00

    I have a program I compiled (Ubuntu) and set up as a door for the bbs.
    It appears that some of the (at least 4 & 8, possibly 0-31) CP437 characters.

    If I run it in gterm, it displays horribly wrong, but through the bbs I
    only seem to be missing those characters.

    Is there some library that I need to compile in the program to display
    those characters or maybe some package I need installed on linux to
    begin with?

    Thanks!

    Mindless Automaton

    Just curious, what are you developing the door in?

    bbs.echto.net

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