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No, he says that isn't it, but thanks for your input. :)

New Yes, IBM had a specific set of symbols.
Actually all the characters were 8-bit, but the plain ASCII characters all have their high bit set to 0. IBM simply specified what symbols displayed when the high bit was set to 1.

I don't remember exactly what that symbol set was (would have to search for it) but most character sets show some set of symbols for the high-bit characters, so if nothing shows something must be stripping the high bit (some programs used to do that).
     Linux SUSE Font issue - (Nightowl) - (12)
         What's an "IBM Character" when it's at home? -NT - (pwhysall) - (9)
             think she means ascii? -NT - (boxley) - (4)
                 Something like ascii - (Nightowl) - (3)
                     Fixed width you mean? - (folkert) - (1)
                         Re: Fixed width you mean? - (Nightowl)
                     They're sometimes called "console fonts". - (static)
             EBCDIC! - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
                 Re: EBCDIC! - (Nightowl) - (1)
                     Yes, IBM had a specific set of symbols. - (Andrew Grygus)
             Code page 437, IBM high-ASCII box-drawing characters. HTH! -NT - (CRConrad)
         Maybe this will help a little. - (Another Scott)
         Brenda: Tell John to talk about "Code page 437". - (CRConrad)

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