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Unicode characters in command prompt

Nathan Bellinger

Joined: May 02, 2008
Posts: 1
I need to display the unicode characters for card suit symbols in a non-GUI poker program. I wrote it in notepad and am compiling/running it from command prompt. The current method I have of trying to display them is assigning the \uXXXX unicode escape to a char variable, but it's just displaying as '?'. Is there anything I need to do different?
Help would be greatly appreciated. This is the last thing keeping me from completing this project.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
Welcome to JavaRanch.

That could be tricky. Many terminals/command line environments can only display ASCII characters, and will show everything else with "?". At the least, you'd need to set it to use a font that contains those characters, since I don't think there's a console/terminal in existence that can mix several fonts in the same line.
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