This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
That's because most of the char values are symbols. You will only see them properly if you output them to a suitable device using a suitable device driver. Some are control characters like escape, carriage-control, linefeed, et c. and some of them do not have a visible effect - for example BEL. [ October 01, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]