[fpc-pascal] Pseudographics in FPC-IDE
anton.txt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 19:39:11 CEST 2011
I have installed FPC on a Linux machine to find that in the
virtual terminal (true text-mode, not GUI-based emulator)
FP-IDE does not dispaly pseudographics correctly. It turned
out that changes to the SFM (Screen Font Map) doesn't have
any effect inside the IDE, and I count'd understand why.
Then, in the WIKI I found this:
On a terminal with VGA character set (currently only the
Linux console), the video unit will enable the VGA char-
acters and use them without translation.
which answered my question.
My console is in UTF8 mode, using an ISO8859-1 font, while
the FP-IDE, as it seems, is accessing pseudographics symbols
directly by glyph number (and bypassing the SFM table),
expecting them to be at locations specified in the CP437
which means that it will only work with a CP437-encoded
Why was this done and is there a workaround except re-encod-
ing the console font into CP437?
Thanks in advance,
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