Outputting ellipsis to cmd.exe window …

  1. Swifty's Avatar
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    Outputting ellipsis to cmd.exe window …


    The Horizontal Ellipsis character "…" is not part of the ASCII character set used by my UK Windows 10 system. I know this as I have a script which outputs all printable characters between x'00' and x'FF'.

    Is there some sneaky trick that I could used such that "ECHO {sneaky trick}" would type out the required ellipsis?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Is an ellipsis actually a character? Or do you simply need to represent it as such?

    "This may be the end of the sentence...."

    - just 3 successive periods...

    That said, <ALT>0133 on the numeric keypad generates one as a single character.

    - in a command prompt window too.

    A free program such as this can help see what's available..
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    I find it easier than
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    Last edited by dalchina; 28 Sep 2017 at 03:43.
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  3. Swifty's Avatar
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    Yes, as you found, ellipsis is a single character. It comes in handy when you're tight for space.

    ... looks OK in a proportional font, but cmd.exe uses a fixed width font, and then it looks more like . . .

    I've used ASCII highlighting (esc[xxx]) with erratic results in cmd.exe (based on how cmd.exe is launched), so I'm left hoping for something akin to html entities, such as &hellip;
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    There's the ellipsis compared to 3x periods...
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