Displaying special characters in PowerShell

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  • #27757
    Profile photo of Vince Panuccio
    Vince Panuccio
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    I have tried setting different fonts and code pages in PowerShell but I cannot get the following characters to display.

    $bars = [Char[]] '_', '▂', '▃', '▄' ,'▅', '▆', '▇','█'

    The characers belong to the MS Gothic font set but setting PowerShell to use this (rather ugly) font still did not render correctly and instead displayed small hollow squares.

    Any help would be appreciated 🙂

  • #27758
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    Don Jones
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    The PowerShell console can't display extended characters from double-byte character sets. The console app dates from the mid-80s.

  • #27789
    Profile photo of Vince Panuccio
    Vince Panuccio
    Participant

    That's a shame. I didn't know PowerShell was developed in the 80's.

    Why is it that Bash (a much older technology) can do this? https://github.com/holman/spark

  • #27791
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    Don Jones
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    Ugh. What did I write? The console host was written then, which is why the PowerShell team wrote the ISE for v2. If you can't contribute positively to the conversation, at least don't troll.

  • #27799
    Profile photo of Vince Panuccio
    Vince Panuccio
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    I'm not trolling, just a bit of sarcasm.

    You should modify the rules of engagement to include "NO SARCASM".

  • #27803
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    Don Jones
    Keymaster

    Roger.

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