Subject: Re: Line graphics on terminal window
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 08/30/2004 21:56:33
On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 09:30:28PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Does anyone know how to do line drawings on a terminal window without
> using curses library? I'm trying to use termcap routines to
> enable/disable terminal capabilities. As I understand this correnctly,
> the following are related to line graphics:
> as str (P) Start alternative character set
> ae str (P) End alternative character set.
They work ok here... try:
$ tput as
<page of pooh>
$ tput ae
<back to normal>
Also look at echo $TERMCAP, ae is probably ^O and as ^N.
You also use the 'ac' string to determine which line charatcter is which.
Pairs which answer the question: 'which character do I have to output to
have the same effect as an 'x' character on a vt100?'
David Laight: email@example.com