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- Subject: Re: Text formatting for non-printable characters
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 12:59:29 -0300
> Is there any reason that the built-in format() command doesn't reproduce the
> non-printable characters in their printable forms: \001 and \002 ?
Yes. Most localles treat "accented" letters (such as á, é, ç, etc.) as non-printable.
As Portuguese uses lots of those letters, we prefer to print them without coding them.