Re: Missing DEC VT100 graphics characters

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Fri Sep 25 1998 - 16:01:08 EDT

> It might be nice to have equivalents for those in Unicode as well
> (probably in the U+259X range). Have they just been forgotten or was
> there a deliberate decision not to include them?

Well... I think User Space sounds like a fine place to put the VT100
"horizontal line scan" glyphs. The only use these will ever have is in DEC
VT emulation, where they will be program-generated for display purposes.

I would suspect they were not left out of the original standard with any
prejudice; probably just overlooked or never came up as desirable or
necessary. They could have been "conveniently overlooked", but I doubt there
was any such deliberation.


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