character graphics

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character graphics

[′kar·ik·tər ‚graf·iks]
(computer science)
A collection of special symbols that can be strung together like letters of the alphabet to generate graphics.

character graphics

character graphics

A set of special symbols strung together like letters of the alphabet to create elementary graphics and forms, as in the following example:


The DOS OEM Font
The characters at the upper end (extended ASCII) of the character set in the original DOS font allowed elementary forms and bar charts to be printed as in this example.
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2) ASCII is a special kind of code that allows us to use binary numbers to represent characters, punctuation, numbers, or even predefined graphics characters.
Being frugal by nature, computer manufacturers have used the extra 128 characters to represent characters in foreign alphabets, mathematical symbols, and graphics characters.
Combined with some of the graphics characters in the IBM extended character set, you are able to draw boxes and enhance your screens in many ways.