Displaying special characters in PowerShell This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Don Jones 2 years, 4 months ago. Author Posts July 22, 2015 at 3:22 am #27757 Vince PanuccioParticipant 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 🙂 July 22, 2015 at 4:49 am #27758 Don JonesKeymaster The PowerShell console can't display extended characters from double-byte character sets. The console app dates from the mid-80s. July 23, 2015 at 2:54 am #27789 Vince PanuccioParticipant 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 July 23, 2015 at 4:49 am #27791 Don JonesKeymaster 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. July 23, 2015 at 5:28 am #27799 Vince PanuccioParticipant I'm not trolling, just a bit of sarcasm. You should modify the rules of engagement to include "NO SARCASM". July 23, 2015 at 5:35 am #27803 Don JonesKeymaster Roger. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.