[TUHS] Anyone know what a LANTERN is?

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 03:13:33 AEST 2017


I don't think there wasn't any character called 'lantern' on the real
VT100.  As you said, the code displays as the "VT" glyph when the DEC
Special Graphics character set is selected.  The VT100 User's Manual
doesn't mention 'lantern' anywhere.

-Paul W.

On 7/27/17, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:
> There is a character in the terminfo/curses alternate character set,
> ACS_LANTERN, which is mapped to "i" in the VT100 alternate grapical
> character set. This character is, in fact, on a real VT100/VT220 (and
> therefore in most modern terminal emulators that support the full ACS),
> "VT" (in 'control character picture' format, along with HT FF CR LF NL).
> The ASCII mapping uses "#", and some CP437/etc mappings map it to the
> double box drawing intersection character.
>
> Was there ever a real 'lantern' character? The manpage mentions "some
> characters from the AT&T 4410v1 added". What did it look like?
>


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