Re: XForms: Degree symbol

Steve Lamont (
Tue, 28 Oct 97 09:57:04 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> Anybody know the code for the degree symbol on Linux? On hp-ux it's 0263 but
> on Linux this produces a cute little "3" cube symbol.
> I thought these were ISO defined codes so I'm surprised there's a difference.
> Is there a technique for reliably getting the right symbol?

I don't think there is. It depends upon the font and not all fonts
have all the ISO8859-1 glyphs.

The X Portable Character set consists of 97 glyphs which map to those
available on the standard US ANSI keyboard. According to O'Reilly's
Volume Two, they subsume the members of the set of 7-bit ASCII
graphics characters plus space, tab, and newline. This is the
left/lower half of the graphic glyph set ISO8859-1 plus the control
characters mentioned.

Beyond that there be dragons.

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