Problems displaying a char

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    Hi, As part of my course we have asked to do a mortgage calculator, no prolems with that but I dont seem to be able to get the programme to display a '' i always get '' instead. I have tried evry combination of char keys but cant find the '' please help.

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    Problems displaying a char

    First of all when you talk about a computer program you don't put an "e" at the end, "programme" is used when talking about a TV programme or a programme for a play. Anyway that doesn't matter. This should work, it does for me:

    char pound = '' ;

    but that would be pretty stupid use this:

    printf( " xxxx ");
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    > programme to display a '' i always get '' instead
    Anything outside of the 7-bit ASCII character set is at the whim of your operating system / compiler / character set mapping .....
    Details please.
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    Hi thanks for the reply, the operating system is XP the compiler is visual studio.net 2003.

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    Code:
        int r, c;
        for ( r = 32 ; r < 256 ; r+=16 ) {
            printf( "%3d(%02x) ", r, r );
            for ( c = r ; c < r+16 ; c++ ) {
                printf( "%c ", c );
            }
            printf( "\n" );
        }
        printf( "Pound = \n" );
        printf( "Pound = %c\n", 156 );
        printf( "Pound = \x9c\n" );
    This works for me, it might be different for you, but at least you should be able to find out
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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