[rfk-dev] Request For Comment: robotfindskitten standard

Jeremy Penner jeremy at sporktania.com
Thu Jun 11 10:45:47 PDT 2009

Peter A. H. Peterson wrote:
> Quoting Tim Allen:
>> You may wish to mention the preferred heart glyph is U+2665 ♥ BLACK
>> HEART SUIT (if that is, in fact, the preferred heart glyph). Also,
>> regardless of the colour of robot or kitten the heart glyphs should be
>> drawn in red (bonus points for including the CSS3 Color Module by
>> reference, so as to define what 'red' is) or the closest available
>> colour on the platform in question.
> Capital idea! I don't know anything about the CSS3 color module... and
> of course fundamentally the heart and the red color come from extended
> ASCII and CGA colors, so I could reference those as well.

I have to chime in here, because I've had to do a bunch of research into 
this lately.  "Extended ASCII" does not specifically refer to the PC's 
default character set, but rather any 8-bit encoding which includes 
ASCII.  The term you'll want for the standard is "Code page 437".


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