Console character set

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    Question Console character set

    How can I write things on console window with my own character set? Is this possible? For example another font or my hand made characters.
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    Not really. AFAIK you can't change the font in a console window.
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    There should be a way as console's property dialog can change the font (not to any thing fancy).

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    OK guys, thanks.
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    nope, a basic C console program has no way to change the font or anything... you can try using some non-standard libraries to do it, but that hurts the portability of your code.

    as for your own character set, I think the C standard specifies that standard output is done in ASCII... not sure about that though
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