Re: Combining Box Characters?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Jan 03 2010 - 21:08:50 CST

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    Leslie Turriff <jlturriff at centurytel dot net> wrote:

    > Certainly, but that does not involve combining characters.

    I missed the point that by "combine" you meant you wanted to overlay
    certain box-drawing characters with others. AFAIK there is no standard
    Unicode way to do this. Box-drawing characters are not combining
    characters, and backspacing to display one character on top of another
    is not something you would normally do in Unicode.

    If you want to draw nice diagrams, you can only go so far before the
    time comes to abandon the notion of "Unicode art" (cf. "ASCII art") and
    use a real 2- or 3-dimensional diagram-drawing tool.

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