[texhax] Old Fashoned PC "Box" characters

Hubert Lam pstricks at tug.org
Tue Aug 3 13:16:31 CEST 2010

I think Don is talking about the characters in the Extended ASCII table
(characters 128 - 255) but specifically these are characters 179 to 218.

I don't think it's possible to simply copy these characters into TeX as
TeX is only able to process characters 0 to 127?


On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:03 +0100, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)"
<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Don Gingrich wrote:
> > I teach a subject that uses Slackware Linux as a teaching
> > tool. Students need to install the Operating System and
> > in the Lab notes, I discuss how to do this. Slackware uses
> > a menu system that is based on the old IBM PC extended character
> > set. When I try to put this into a verbatim or Verbatim
> > environment, all of the lines disappear.
> When you say "all of the lines", to which "lines" do
> you refer : "lines" of text (in which case, no idea)
> or "lines" that make up the box characters (in which
> case there is an distinct likelihood that such
> characters do not exist in any monospaced font
> that comes as standard with TeX).
> Philip Taylor

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