Encoding italic

David Starner via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sat Feb 9 06:52:30 CST 2019

On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 3:59 AM Kent Karlsson via Unicode <
unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> Den 2019-02-08 21:53, skrev "Doug Ewell via Unicode" <unicode at unicode.org
> >:
> > • Reverse on: ESC [7m
> > • Reverse off: ESC [27m
> "Reverse" = "switch background and foreground colours".
> This is an (odd) colour thing. If you want to go with (full!) colour
> (foreground and background), fine, but the "reverse" is oddball (and
> based on what really old terminals were limited to when it comes to
> colour).

Note that this is actually the only thing that stands out to me in Unicode
not supporting older character sets; in PETSCII (Commodore 64), the
high-bit character characters were the reverse (in this sense) of the
low-bit characters.
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