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21 Sep 2023 14:33:41 EDT (-0400)
  Re: alpha.10064268 outputting strings  
From: jr
Date: 17 Jun 2020 14:15:01
Message: <web.5eea5d6671bac6e74d00143e0@news.povray.org>

"B. Gimeno" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Here is the reference to the old 256 limit in v3.6
> ...
> And the link to the updated 3.8 version:
> ...
>   "up to 256 ASCII characters"

thanks.  no idea why I misremembered.

> I propose to use as many concat() as necessary, if that was the problem.

yes, I think that will be the only option, now.

> By the way, has anyone managed to write unicode characters (\unnnn) above the
> ascii 128 limit to a text file? I would like to play with the rest of the ascii
> characters but I only get blank spaces; Yes, I have already tried utf-8 in
> general settings, but I do not intend to generate a text object in an image
> using a truetype font or an ANSI extended font, but a separate plain text file
> whose content is dumped by
> Pov-Ray.

if the '\Unnnn' notation does not work, perhaps can you output (byte-wise) UTF8
code points?  <https://www.utf8-chartable.de/>

regards, jr.

(natty macro, btw.  will try it later on.  thanks)

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