Ascii characters showing as rectangles

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October 25, 2010 at 04:49:48
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.80 GHz / 1024
Hello i am having a serious problem. Windows XP won't show the characters on this page http://www.computing.net/answers/pr... . Look at #7 and at the bottom it shows rectangles or blank spaces. Please Help !

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#1
October 25, 2010 at 05:06:37
The characters at the very bottom of that post are control characters for which there is no graphic representation. How they will be show, if if they are shown at all, depends on the font in use. The font depends on your locale, the browser in use, and system configuration. Typically these characters will be shown as blanks or squares, possibly in some other form.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 05:08:24
I am running oprea 10.04 . windows xp . and my locale is United States. Do i need to get a font. caused it works on vista.

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#3
October 25, 2010 at 05:38:13
It would help if you were to more clearly describe the problem. I don't know what you are seeing or what you expect to see. I don't see anything wrong on that page.

Edit: I tried that page with Opera and also say squares for many of the characters. But given that these are control characters, this is what I would expect to see. If you wish to see the same display as on Vista you will need to change your Opera configuration. But keep in mind that this is simply a different way of displaying something for which there are no standards. Neither is more correct than the other.


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#4
October 25, 2010 at 05:42:38
I wrote the original list an the whole idea was that cmd on xp (I can't verify any later versions of m$ os's) would use an oem "codepage" for single byte characters (8bits in the case of ANSI) when inside the console. The codepage would regulate what character a 8 bit/1 byte character would display in the console and the fonts could display almost all single byte/8 bit characters depending on the original install location/language.

The characters would either be boxes or accented characters in the gui environment, but if displayed in the console(for English at least) they would appear as other characters(box drawing ect...).


The idea was to copy the whole list from the browser and paste into a plain text document with notepad. That way you could use the "type" command in cmd to see what the characters looked like in the console and copy them into a batch file from notepad.

ie and firefox seem to copy(then paste into notepad) fine on xp 32bit, I have not tested opera....

The characters didn't even look right in the browser when I originally posted them but they copied right into a text document (which displayed right in the console in xp under cmd.exe)....


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