l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2004 Apr 24 10:11

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] extended ascii characters
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] extended ascii characters

There are two smiley faces in the DOS ASCII character set.  One is
white-on-black, and the other is black-on-white.  I don't remember which
is which, but their ASCII codes are 0, 1, and/or 2.  So that's ALT-0,
ALT-1, or ALT-2.  Try one of those.

Whether that works or not depends on FDISK.  If that doesn't work, you
have two alternatives:

   1. Use Linux to re-partition it. ('cuz Linux doesn't ask you
      for the label before formatting.)

   2. Re-label the partition before running FDISK.  You can label
      the hard drive with one of the following commands:

         A:\>label c:


         A:\>format c: /u

      The latter formats as well as relabels.

Hope that helps.

-Mark (who obviously worked with WAY too much DOS...)

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Jimbo wrote:

> Greetings:
> A few years ago my wife caught a malicious virus that not only wiped out
> the hard drive but also labeled it with a blinking smiley face.  I
> couldn't reformat it since I couldn't duplicate the name of the hard
> drive. I find that this is an extended ASCII character but unable to
> duplicate it via dos.  I find web pages of reference to this character
> but none tell me how to create it.
> I think that I might be able to recreate this smiley face by a
> combination of [alt] and [1-9] keys in either 2 or 10 key strokes.
> Randomly pecking at the keyboard for 5 minutes got me nowhere.
> Does anybody have a clue as to what I am talking about?

Mark K. Kim
AIM: markus kimius
Homepage: http://www.cbreak.org/
Xanga: http://www.xanga.com/vindaci
Friendster: http://www.friendster.com/user.jsp?id=13046
PGP key fingerprint: 7324 BACA 53AD E504 A76E  5167 6822 94F0 F298 5DCE
PGP key available on the homepage
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.