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Cart #24113 | 2016-07-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | Forks ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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I was on the Pico 8 Slack channel and it was brought to my attention that Pico 8 does adorable special characters. I don't know if it's documented anywhere so I made a little cart to show them off. Who needs sprites and tiles when you have ASCII characters? :D

P#24034 2016-06-30 20:53 ( Edited 2017-04-11 12:46)

:: Danjen

Nice find!

For anyone too lazy to download the cart: Just use them in a string with # in as an escape character.

Eg, you can do \139 to get a left arrow.

P#24037 2016-06-30 21:08 ( Edited 2016-07-01 01:08)
:: Ivoah

Those "egg" characters are actually supposed to be the up, down, left, right, O, and X buttons, and are typeable using shift+[up/down/left/right/o/x] in 0.1.8

P#24044 2016-06-30 22:00 ( Edited 2016-07-01 02:00)
:: JScott

Oh cool! I'll update that when I get a chance, thanks. I accidentally stumbled across shift+o

P#24047 2016-06-30 22:56 ( Edited 2016-07-01 02:56)

The squiggle one is actually just the tilde '~', and is a fairly standard key on typical US keyboards :p

P#24048 2016-06-30 23:00 ( Edited 2016-07-01 03:00)

This is wonderful!

P#24057 2016-07-01 01:18 ( Edited 2016-07-01 05:18)
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here they are, in hex:

\0x88 Sauron is watching us

decimal:

\130 meow

P#24067 2016-07-01 06:58 ( Edited 2017-03-31 20:18)

I keep this page permanently open when I'm doing pico-8 dev, it's so useful. Thanks!

P#38919 2017-03-31 14:27 ( Edited 2017-03-31 18:27)
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Here's a complete characters map for who needs it:

Cart #39533 | 2017-04-11 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | Forks ▽ | No License
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For typing Gryphs in the editor you can press Shift+(Key that flashes in the charmap), for example Shift+H inserts a Heart, you can also type \135 inside a string.

And yes, there are lowercase letters in the characters map.

P#39534 2017-04-11 03:12 ( Edited 2017-04-11 07:15)
:: sax3

>And yes, there are lowercase letters in the characters map

you can see them in the listing with ls, when encountering folders mixing upper and lower case

>The squiggle one is actually just the tilde '~', and is a fairly standard key on typical US keyboards :p

that character used to be quite common in internet urls like http://website.com/~usernamefolder ; it looked so wierd

P#39541 2017-04-11 08:46 ( Edited 2017-04-11 12:49)

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