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Re: Extended ascii characters in emacs lisp

From: Gregory Benjamin
Subject: Re: Extended ascii characters in emacs lisp
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:06:45 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:37:02PM +0100, Richard H Lee wrote:
> Hi (again),
> I'm using fill-column-indicator.el to set a column margin at column
> 80 in emacs. Currently it uses the pipe "|" symbol as the margin
> character.
> I would like to change it one of the extended ascii characters, e.g.
> the solid block / long vertical pipe. I can set it to standard ascii
> characters using:
> (setq fci-rule-character ?\101)
> e.g. this will set the character to "A". But if I go over 127 into
> extended-ascii, I get:
> Invalid read syntax: ?
> What is the emacs lisp syntax for extended ascii characters?

Instead of extended ascii, I just tried unicode, for example:

(ucs-insert "2503")┃

See Unicode standard 6.1 Box Drawing for other choices.


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