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Re: lantern symbol?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lantern symbol?
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:57:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Brian Raiter wrote:

Most of the ACS characters are self-explanatory, but the exception is
ACS_LANTERN, which is only described as a "lantern symbol". I've never
been able to find a reference to what character this actually was.
Most implementations either don't render this symbol, or else show the
graphic representation of ASCII 12 (U+240B), for reasons I can only
guess at.

Does anybody know what the lantern symbol actually looked like on an
actual VT-100?

It's not a VT-100 symbol - the comment in ncurses' curses.h says it's
from a Teletype 5410v1

(the definition itself was from SVr4 curses).

(Sadly I've only once had access to a real, physical VT-100, and it
was in a situation without a machine to connect it to.)

It's been a while since I've seen one (or vt220's or vt420's).

Thomas E. Dickey

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