[TUHS] Anyone know what a LANTERN is?

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Fri Jul 28 09:08:57 AEST 2017


On Thu, 27 Jul 2017, Random832 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?
>

I thought it referred to character 127 in CP437?

-uso.


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