Unicode includes 128 such characters in the Box Drawing block. Turn on the drawing feature by selecting a style other than "Off". box-drawing character. These can be used for filling regions of the screen and portraying drop shadows. 0x80 + topleft*1 + topright*2 + bottomleft*4 + bottomright*8, Amstrad CPC line characters: However, they are still useful for command-line interfaces and plaintext comments within source code. The characters in the 128-255 range are referred to as extended ASCII. The BBC Micro could utilise the Teletext 7-bit character set, which had 128 box-drawing characters, whose code points were shared with the regular alphanumeric and punctuation characters. Character (decimal) Decimal Character (hex) Hex Name ─ 9472 ─ 2500: BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT HORIZONTAL (present in WGL4): 9473 ━ 2501: BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY HORIZONTAL │ 9474 │ 2502 Box-drawing characters typically only work well with monospaced fonts. Characters from Unicode 0x2550 to 0x256c appear to be affected. Used along with box-drawing characters are block elements, shade characters, and terminal graphic characters. In graphical user interfaces, these characters are much less useful as it is much simpler to draw … Each Unicode character has its own number and HTML-code. In graphical user interfaces, these characters are much less useful as it is more simple and appropriate to draw lines and rectangles directly with graphical APIs. 32 characters are included in the block. Noun . ZX Spectrum block characters: Example: Cyrillic capital letter Э has number U+042D (042D – it is hexadecimal number), code ъ. Control characters were used to switch between regular text and box drawing.[4]. Unicode Character Table - Box Drawing. Box Drawing Characters There are a few box drawing characters that were available in the old DOS days - you should be able to use those. The Base64 code that is used to create the UTF-16 file is plain ASCII and thus, the same in every single byte code page. Box-drawing symbols in Unicode. Box Drawing is a Unicode block containing characters for compatibility with legacy graphics standards that contained characters for making bordered charts and tables, i.e. You can resize them later with the Resize tool. UTF-8 Icons. The CP/M Plus character set used on various Amstrad computers of the CPC, PCW and Spectrum families included a rich set of line-drawing characters as well:[5][6][7]. If you are already familiar with using alt codes, simply select the alt code category you need from the table below. Boxes is a simple, configurable command line program which can draw any kind of box around its input text. A character cell is divided in 2×3 regions, and 26 = 64 code positions are allocated for all possible combinations of "pixels". Putty) didn't support UTF-8 until like 2008, and then the characters displayed were limited by the default font. Drag out an area to remove its contents from the canvas. Modern Unix terminal emulators use Unicode and thus have access to the line-drawing characters listed above. Unicode boxes and drawing shapes. Box Drawing. FileFormat.Info »  Info »  Unicode »  Blocks »  Box Drawing, Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Info, BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT TRIPLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+2504), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY TRIPLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+2505), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT TRIPLE DASH VERTICAL (U+2506), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY TRIPLE DASH VERTICAL (U+2507), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT QUADRUPLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+2508), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY QUADRUPLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+2509), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT QUADRUPLE DASH VERTICAL (U+250A), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY QUADRUPLE DASH VERTICAL (U+250B), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND RIGHT (U+250C), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY (U+250D), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT (U+250E), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND RIGHT (U+250F), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND LEFT (U+2510), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY (U+2511), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT (U+2512), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND LEFT (U+2513), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY (U+2515), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT (U+2516), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY (U+2519), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT (U+251A), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND RIGHT (U+251C), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY (U+251D), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT (U+251E), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT (U+251F), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT (U+2520), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND RIGHT UP HEAVY (U+2521), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND RIGHT DOWN HEAVY (U+2522), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND RIGHT (U+2523), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND LEFT (U+2524), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY (U+2525), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT (U+2526), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT (U+2527), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT (U+2528), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND LEFT UP HEAVY (U+2529), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND LEFT DOWN HEAVY (U+252A), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND LEFT (U+252B), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND HORIZONTAL (U+252C), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT (U+252D), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT (U+252E), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY (U+252F), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT (U+2530), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT DOWN HEAVY (U+2531), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT DOWN HEAVY (U+2532), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND HORIZONTAL (U+2533), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND HORIZONTAL (U+2534), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT (U+2535), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT (U+2536), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY (U+2537), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT (U+2538), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT UP HEAVY (U+2539), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT UP HEAVY (U+253A), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND HORIZONTAL (U+253B), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL (U+253C), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT VERTICAL LIGHT (U+253D), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT VERTICAL LIGHT (U+253E), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY (U+253F), BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND DOWN HORIZONTAL LIGHT (U+2540), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND UP HORIZONTAL LIGHT (U+2541), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT (U+2542), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT UP HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT (U+2543), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT UP HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT (U+2544), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT (U+2545), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT (U+2546), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND UP HORIZONTAL HEAVY (U+2547), BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND DOWN HORIZONTAL HEAVY (U+2548), BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT VERTICAL HEAVY (U+2549), BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT VERTICAL HEAVY (U+254A), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL (U+254B), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOUBLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+254C), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOUBLE DASH HORIZONTAL (U+254D), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOUBLE DASH VERTICAL (U+254E), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOUBLE DASH VERTICAL (U+254F), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE (U+2552), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE (U+2553), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND RIGHT (U+2554), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE (U+2555), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE (U+2556), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND LEFT (U+2557), BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE (U+2558), BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE (U+2559), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE UP AND RIGHT (U+255A), BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE (U+255B), BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE (U+255C), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE (U+255E), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE (U+255F), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND RIGHT (U+2560), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE (U+2561), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE (U+2562), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND LEFT (U+2563), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE (U+2564), BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE (U+2565), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND HORIZONTAL (U+2566), BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE (U+2567), BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE (U+2568), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE UP AND HORIZONTAL (U+2569), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE (U+256A), BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE (U+256B), BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL (U+256C), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC DOWN AND RIGHT (U+256D), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC DOWN AND LEFT (U+256E), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC UP AND LEFT (U+256F), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC UP AND RIGHT (U+2570), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL UPPER RIGHT TO LOWER LEFT (U+2571), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL UPPER LEFT TO LOWER RIGHT (U+2572), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL CROSS (U+2573), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT LEFT AND HEAVY RIGHT (U+257C), BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND HEAVY DOWN (U+257D), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY LEFT AND LIGHT RIGHT (U+257E), BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND LIGHT DOWN (U+257F). Resize boxes and lines. Translations . This block covers code points from U+2500 to U+257F. If the character does not have an HTML entity, you can use the decimal (dec) or hexadecimal (hex) reference. Draw boxes. The World System Teletext (WST) uses pixel-drawing characters for some graphics. Type text. name; U+2500 ─ e2 94 80: BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT HORIZONTAL: U+2501 ━ e2 94 81: BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY HORIZONTAL: U+2502 │ e2 94 82 In graphical user interfaces, these characters are much less useful as it is more simple and appropriate to draw lines and rectangles directly with graphical APIs. Below is the complete list of Windows ALT key numeric pad codes for box (form) drawing & block element symbols, their corresponding HTML entity numeric character references and, when available, their corresponding HTML entity named character references. This page lists the characters in the “Box Drawing” block of the Unicode standard, version 13.0. Click and type where you'd like to add text to the canvas. 0420 and column D. If you want to know number of some Unicode symbol, you may found it in a table. Press a character on the keyboard and draw with it. It differs from ASCII only in the 32 characters from code points (decimal) 95 through 126 (the "special graphics characters"). On many Unix systems and early dial-up bulletin board systems the only common standard for box-drawing characters was the VT100 alternate character set (see also: DEC Special Graphics). This is also how the affected characters appear when displayed on Java graphical components. If you need help using alt codes find and note down the alt code you need then visit our instructions for using alt codes page. Some recent embedded systems also use proprietary character sets, usually extensions to ISO 8859 character sets, which include box-drawing characters or other special symbols. Some OEM DOS computers supported other character sets, for example the Hewlett-Packard HP 110 / HP Portable and HP 110 Plus / HP Portable Plus, where in a modified version of the character set box-drawing characters were added in reserved areas of their normal HP Roman-8 character set.[2][3]. It is not to be confused with the em-dash, Broadcast Teletext Specification, September 1976 (as, "Appendix II: CP/M Plus character sets / II.1 The complete character set (Language 0)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Box-drawing_character&oldid=993565317, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 07:26. Box-drawing characters, also known as line-drawing characters, are a form of semigraphics widely used in text user interfaces to draw various geometric frames and boxes. It filters text and draws shapes around it – it’s practically a text filter. UTF-8 Icons aims to offer it's visitors an easy to use method for identifying those hard to find UTF-8 characters that can be used as icons in place of images. [1] In many Unicode fonts only the subset that is also available in the IBM PC character set (see below) will exist, due to it being defined as part of the WGL4 character set. And let shapecatcher help you to find the most similar unicode characters! Hi Greg, thank'you for your answer, i have changed the Default System Font in Windows 10, with "Liberation Mono", and a lot of inscriptions have changed in Liberation Mono, even wordpad menu, as you can view, but nothing has changed in semigraphic characters, infact box drawing characters, that i have set in Liberation Mono, have been replaced again by Segoe Ui System: That's the reason why I created a UTF-16 file that contains the box-drawing characters. This subset of the Unicode box-drawing characters is thus far more popular and likely to be rendered correctly: Their number is further limited to 22 on those code pages that replace the 18 "single/double hybrid" characters with other, usually alphabetic, characters (such as code page 850): Note: The non-double characters are the "thin" (light) ones (U+2500, U+2502), not the "bold" (heavy) ones (U+2501, U+2503). Box-drawing characters, also known as line-drawing characters, are a form of semigraphics widely used in text user interfaces to draw various geometric frames and boxes. Box-drawing characters, also known as line-drawing characters, are a form of semigraphics widely used in text user interfaces to draw various geometric frames and boxes. Originally, the box-drawing characters were an IBM extension to ASCII, which meant that they were only available on certain types of computers (notably, DOS). Unicode Subsets. This a demo for the js-boxdrawing library. Unicode Maze. 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