[MUD-Dev] Alternate Character Sets (Telnet Question)
gmiller at classic-games.com
Thu Oct 14 13:20:22 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
"Travis S. Casey" wrote:
> The IBM extended ASCII codes generally won't work with anything else but a
> PC -- and they'll only work when you're "really" displaying to the PC --
> they're not likely to work in a terminal emulator running on a PC.
In particular, the ROM character set is not the default for Windows
applications. Few telnet clients under Windows will handle extended
ASCII by default. It's also likely to be a problem for non US users,
since the upper 128 characters are used for alphabetic characters in the
ISO character sets (which is why extended ASCII isn't the default in
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