Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 16:57:15 EDT 2017


On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 6:07 AM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 April 2017 at 06:38, Rick Johnson <rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:14:54 AM UTC-5, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
>
>>> - and making band names look ǨØØĻ and annoy old fuddy-
>>> duddies.
>>
>> So now we've even included graffiti artists in our little
>> "inclusivity project". My, my... we are so _not_ mean!
>
> Lol :)  First we'll wait for Unicode version with
> table-drawing character for all possible corner styles
> and line weights, and monospaced legible Arabic for
> Chris' MUDs.

Not sure what you mean by monospaced, given that Arabic is RTL anyway.
I mean, when your code is capable of handling all the oddities of
mixed LTR and RTL text, variable-width characters are almost trivially
easy to handle. (And yes, I do indeed handle them just fine.)

ChrisA


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