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Re: lib/44110: curses does not support all four playing card suit characters
The following reply was made to PR lib/44110; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Brett Lymn <blymn%baea.com.au@localhost>
Cc: lib-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: lib/44110: curses does not support all four playing card suit
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:20:36 +1030
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 06:15:00AM +0000, dholland%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost
> curses.h defines ACS_DIAMOND, but not ACS_HEART, ACS_CLUB, or ACS_SPADE.
> (presumably because someone sometime wanted ACS_DIAMOND as a bullet
> point character or the like)
I cannot find a reference to any of those ACS symbols apart from
ACS_DIAMOND. Checking solaris (original SYSV curses) and ncurses
turns up nothing as does a search on google.
> This makes the user interface of canfield(6) and other card games suck.
no doubt about that...
> Add them and add the necessary bits to terminfo? Many terminals and
> terminal fonts do have glyphs for all four suits.
Well, taking on board that it would be totally non-standard...The
battle here is you need to identify character that will produce the
right shape when the alternate character mode (smacs) is on. Once
that is found it is a matter of either extending the acsc or if the
character is already in the string, using it.
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