Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:59 PM
I have (old) C(++) source code files with tons of comments using "box drawing ascii characters".
- In Visual Studio 6 the best font was the sizeable "MS Linedraw",
- in Visual Studio 2008 I only have the (too small) "Terminal" (9 pts) [the next size is too big].
- In Visual Studio 2010 I dont find a font, I see only a lot of magic chars.
- and the next Visual Studios... same?
Because of source control I cannot convert all comment blocks. Sometimes they describe graficaly the functionality (in VS2010 - I cannot 'see' that).
What can I do? Is there a commercial font I can buy? Is there any idea else?
The source code dont have multibyte or unicode - only pure 1 Byte chars - it is code for a driver ...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:17 AMModerator
>>In Visual Studio 2010 I dont find a font, I see only a lot of magic chars.
We can find the font through click Tools->Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors.
And now you can see the font in the dialog. And you can select the font in the Font box. You can refer to this photo.
And, VS2010 doesn’t have Terminal in the font dropdown list. VS2008 has it.
If I have misunderstood anything, please feel free to let us know.
Lucy Liu [MSFT]
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Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:35 PM
you misunderstood me.
My problem is, that I have code using 'extended' ascii chars. Inside of the code there are comment blocks with semigrafic block characters. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437)
Sometimes these chars are documenting code functionality. Too the code is under source control...
In old VS versions I got the fonts to show these chars. In new Versions > VS2008 I see in all fonts only chars like Û? (VS2008 was the last viewable version, but with an eye killing 9pt Teminal). Actual there is no font, which I can use.
Or is there a setting to work around?
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:40 AMschneijo, see if this is what you wanted
Extended ascii visual studio 2010: http://softwaretopic.informer.com/extended-ascii-visual-studio-2010/
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:58 PM
sorry, which tool do you mean?
I need a font (?) to show existing extended ASCII chars in VisualStudio 2010ff.