zProblem

norseman norseman at hughes.net
Mon Apr 13 20:20:11 CEST 2009


Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:50:57 -0700, norseman wrote:
> 
>> Moderator:  I apologize for attaching anything.
> 
> This newsgroup has no moderator.
> 
> 
> 
>> However, in order to explain my problem, I need to control the font
>> since text graphics only work for a given font.
> 
> Use the least common denominator available, so-called "ASCII graphics", 
> and put a note that the diagrams are best viewed in a non-proportional 
> font like Courier or equivalent. E.g.:
> 
> +-------+
> | Input |
> +-------+
>     |                          +----------+
>     |--------------------------|  Special |
>     |                          +----------+
> *********       +--------+
> *  Box  *-------| Output |
> *********       +--------+
> 
> Even if the lines don't quite line up, it's decipherable.
> 
> This is a newsgroup for a programming language. Nearly everyone will be 
> using a monospaced font already, or at least nearly all the *serious* 
> contributors, so that code blocks will line up correctly.
> 
> More importantly, you should describe the nature of your problem in the 
> body of the post, as concisely as possible, and use attachments for as 
> little content as possible. For many people, it is inconvenient and 
> difficult to deal with attachments in their newsreader, and people won't 
> bother unless they know the topic is of interest to them.
> 
> You should also read this:
> 
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> 
> 
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Nice link - Thank you.

A number of my friends set their internet things to use fonts of their 
choice. That includes a few who speak English.  We've learned that the 
pdf solves things nicely.

Appreciate the rest of the tips.


Steve



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