• atcode

    From The Millionaire@VERT to digital man on Sunday, July 14, 2019 20:40:57
    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 14, 2019 21:15:26
    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    There's already a built in translation from CP437 0xFE char to the Unicode HALFWIDTH BLACK SQUARE (U+FFED) and vice-versa. Is there some problem with that translation? The Wikipedia page did recommend using Unicode BLACK SQUARE (U+25A0) instead, but I didn't care for the way it look in the terminals I tested it.

    I'm fine with adding more Unicode code point @-codes, but the others were added because there wasn't an existing 1:1 translation.

    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Sunday, July 14, 2019 21:20:06
    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:15 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    There's already a built in translation from CP437 0xFE char to the Unicode HALFWIDTH BLACK SQUARE (U+FFED) and vice-versa. Is there some problem with that translation? The Wikipedia page did recommend using Unicode BLACK SQUARE (U+25A0) instead, but I didn't care for the way it look in the terminals I tested it.

    I'm fine with adding more Unicode code point @-codes, but the others were added because there wasn't an existing 1:1 translation.

    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #63:
    SMB = Synchronet Message Base (e.g. smblib)
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    atm it's a p char in the text.dat file:
    \1cp Reading Mail \1cp

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 14, 2019 21:28:50
    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:20 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:15 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    There's already a built in translation from CP437 0xFE char to the Unicode HALFWIDTH BLACK SQUARE (U+FFED) and vice-versa. Is there some problem with that translation? The Wikipedia page did recommend using Unicode BLACK SQUARE (U+25A0) instead, but I didn't care for the way it look in the terminals I tested it.

    I'm fine with adding more Unicode code point @-codes, but the others were added because there wasn't an existing 1:1 translation.

    atm it's a p char in the text.dat file:
    \1cp Reading Mail \1cp

    Are you referring to this line in the text.dat?

    "\r\n\1n\1c \1b\1hReading E-mail \1n\1c \1b\1h(\1w?\1b=Menu)"\ 049 ReadingMail

    Those are CP437 chars (0xFE, or 254 decimal).

    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Sunday, July 14, 2019 21:34:19
    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:28 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:20 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:15 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    There's already a built in translation from CP437 0xFE char to the Unicode HALFWIDTH BLACK SQUARE (U+FFED) and vice-versa. Is there some problem with that translation? The Wikipedia page did recommend using Unicode BLACK SQUARE (U+25A0) instead, but I didn't care for the way it look in the terminals I tested it.

    I'm fine with adding more Unicode code point @-codes, but the others were added because there wasn't an existing 1:1 translation.

    atm it's a p char in the text.dat file:
    \1cp Reading Mail \1cp

    Are you referring to this line in the text.dat?

    "\r\n\1n\1c \1b\1hReading E-mail \1n\1c \1b\1h(\1w?\1b=Menu)"\ 049 ReadingMail

    Those are CP437 chars (0xFE, or 254 decimal).

    digital man

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #13:
    Nigel Tufnel: You can't really dust for vomit.
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    then why was there an ellipsis code for? every computer uses the same period key for that one.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 14, 2019 23:59:18
    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    $ The Millionaire $


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Sunday, July 14, 2019 22:23:32
    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:34 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:28 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:20 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Sun Jul 14 2019 09:15 pm

    Re: atcode
    By: The Millionaire to digital man on Sun Jul 14 2019 08:40 pm

    how about an atcode for the square for reading;

    @SQUARE@ Reading Mail @SQUARE@

    There's already a built in translation from CP437 0xFE char to the Unicode HALFWIDTH BLACK SQUARE (U+FFED) and vice-versa. Is there some problem with that translation? The Wikipedia page did recommend using Unicode BLACK SQUARE (U+25A0) instead, but I didn't care for the way it look in the terminals I tested it.

    I'm fine with adding more Unicode code point @-codes, but the others were added because there wasn't an existing 1:1 translation.

    atm it's a p char in the text.dat file:
    \1cp Reading Mail \1cp

    Are you referring to this line in the text.dat?

    "\r\n\1n\1c \1b\1hReading E-mail \1n\1c \1b\1h(\1w?\1b=Menu)"\ 049 ReadingMail

    Those are CP437 chars (0xFE, or 254 decimal).

    then why was there an ellipsis code for?

    Because Unicode defines a single code-point for an Ellipsis for which there is no ASCII/CP437 equivalent, so it's expanded to 3 '.''s if the terminal is not UTF-8.

    every computer uses the same period key for that one.

    The key used is not a factor. And not every terminal even supports the concept of an ellipsis. Your traditional ANSI-BBS terminals use IBM extended ASCII (CP437) for which there is no single ellipsis code.

    digital man

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