Re: Inline Color Questions

From: Daniel A. Koepke (
Date: 08/02/02

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Yura Ushakhow wrote:

> Run the mud. Log in, type commands that show coloured text, and log raw
> output from server to a file. Look into the file. Check it against RFC
> describing ANSI codes.

A slight correction: there is no RFC.  The relevant standard is ECMA-048
or ISO 6429 -- they're the same.  The ANSI (X3.64) standard was withdrawn
a few years ago (and outdated even before that).  That's actually rather
fortunate, since ECMA standards are available for free download.  The
relevant link:

Note that the standard uses a crackbrained character reference scheme of
the form "xx/yy" (where xx is a column and yy the row in an ASCII table).
Eric Raymond's ascii utility (on Unix) can translate these, available from
here if you don't already have it:


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