[Baypiggies] upper case, lower case, and....?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Apr 2 00:04:13 CEST 2011

On Fri, Apr 01, 2011, Dirk Bergstrom wrote:
> On 04/01/2011 06:01 AM, Vikram K wrote:
>> I have this protein sequence (each character represents an amino acid):
>> My problem is that i wish to distinguish the phospho serine character from
>> the rest of the small case letters in the modified protein sequence shown
>> above.
>> Any suggestions?
> *) Color
> Use ANSI escapes on the terminal, or css in html.  This is, IMNSHO, the 
> rightest solution, as it gives you many degrees of freedom and is easy 
> to see (as long as you don't end up with "angry fruit salad").  See:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/287871/print-in-terminal-with-colors-using-python
> *) Font weight
> Most terminals support bold via ANSI escapes.  If you're in html/print 
> you've also got italics, underlined and strikeout.  Not as good as 
> color, but usable in a B&W print article.
> *) Whitespace
> *) Other characters
> *) Depth
> On a 3D/holographic display, you can put the modified sequence above or 
> below the rest of the protein.

You beat me to the basic idea, but my suggestion was going to be
Unicode.  ;-)
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