Drawing ACS-mode boxes in the terminal with Ruby

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 15 August 2012. It is tagged #Computers, #Terminal, and #unicode.

VT100 included an alternate character set (ACS) that enabled box drawing within the terminal. Here's a script from StackOverflow to test support for ACS:

If your stack supports Unicode, some software may choose to instead draw boxes using Unicode's "box drawing" block.

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