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┌────┐┌─┐┌─┐┌────┐┌──┐┌─┐┌─┐│ └┐│ └──┐┌─┐┌────┐┌────┐
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│ └┘ ││ ││ ││ └┘ ││ │ │ ││ ││ │ │ ││ ││ ││ ││ ││ ││ │
│ ──┬┘│ └┘┌┘│ ──┬┘│ │ │ └┘ ││ └┐│ ││ ││ ││ ││ ││ └┘ ╧╗
└───┘ └───┘ └───┘ └─┘ └┬── │└──┘└─┘└─┘└─┘└─┘└─┘└┬──╔═╝
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Code Page 437. The original IBM Personal Computer character set, a superset of the ASCII character set, can be represented using the UNICODE character set. This is the character set that is used in ANSI art or 437 art files and some ZIP archive descriptions (.NFO or FILE_ID.DIZ) held over from the MSDOS era.

The box drawing (0xB0 to 0xDF) symbols are meant to be used in monospaced fonts using the HTML TT or PRE tags or by using the corresponding CSS font style.

HOWTO Display 437 art on non MS-DOS displays
The GNU recode utility is perfectly capable of converting cp437 to many alternate formats:

  • recode cp437..html produces HTML 4.0 entities as per the table below (except for control codes). Just add a PRE and TT tags and you're good to go!
  • recode -g cp437..L1 produces ISO 8859-1 suitable for most modern OSes.
NU2's Screen to HTML(www.nu2.nu/scr2htm) can convert full ANSI Art with colors into an HTML file. ACiDDraw (www.acid.org) and pablodraw(pablodraw.sourceforge.net) can display or edit files on Win32 PCs.
CP437  	Unicode	HTML 	Entity Name
0x00    	0x0000 	        	NULL
0x01  ☺	0x263A	☺	While Smiling Face
0x02  ☻	0x263B	☻	Black Smiling Face
0x03  ♥	0x2665	♥	Black Heart Suit
0x04  ♦	0x2666	♦	Black Diamond Suit
0x05  ♣	0x2663	♣	Black Club Suit
0x06  ♠	0x2660	♠	Black Spades Suit
0x07  •	0x2022	•	Bullet
0x08  ◘	0x25D8	◘	Inverse Bullet
0x09  ○	0x25CB	○	White Circle
0x0A  ◙	0x25D9	◙	Inverse White Circle
0x0B  ♂	0x2642	♂	Male Sign
0x0C  ♀	0x2640	♀	Female Sign
0x0D  ♪	0x266A	♪	Eighth Note
0x0E  ♫	0x266B	♫	Beamed Eighth Note
0x0F  ☼	0x263C	☼	White Sun With Rays
0x10  ►	0x25BA	►	Black Right-Pointing Pointer
0x11  ◄	0x25C4	◄	Black Left-Pointing Pointer
0x12  ↕	0x2195	↕	Up Down Arrow
0x13  ‼	0x203C	‼	Double Exclamation Mark
0x14  ¶	0x00B6	¶	Pilcrow Sign
0x15  §	0x00A7	§	Section Sign
0x16  ▬	0x25AC	▬	Black Rectangle
0x17  ↨	0x21A8	↨	Up Down Arrow With Base
0x18  ↑	0x2191	↑	Upwards Arrow
0x19  ↓	0x2193	↓	Downwards Arrow
0x1A  →	0x2192	→	Rightwards Arrow
0x1B  ←	0x2190	←	Leftwards Arrow
0x1C  ∟	0x221F	∟	Right Angle
0x1D  ↔	0x2194	↔	Left Right Arrow
0x1E  ▲	0x25B2	▲	Black Up-Pointing Triangle
0x1F  ▼	0x25BC	▼	Black Down-Pointing Triangle
0x20   	0x0020	 	Space
0x21  !	0x0021	!	Exclamation Mark
0x22  "	0x0022	"	Quotation Mark
0x23  #	0x0023	#	Number Sign
0x24  $	0x0024	$	Dollar Sign
0x25  %	0x0025	%	Percent Sign
0x26  &	0x0026	&	Ampersand
0x27  '	0x0027	'	Apostrophe
0x28  (	0x0028	(	Left Parenthesis
0x29  )	0x0029	)	Right Parenthesis
0x2A  *	0x002A	*	Asterisk
0x2B  +	0x002B	+	Plus Sign
0x2C  ,	0x002C	,	Comma
0x2D  -	0x002D	-	Hyphen-Minus
0x2E  .	0x002E	.	Full Stop
0x2F  /	0x002F	/	Solidus
0x30  0	0x0030	0	Digit Zero
0x31  1	0x0031	1	Digit One
0x32  2	0x0032	2	Digit Two
0x33  3	0x0033	3	Digit Three
0x34  4	0x0034	4	Digit Four
0x35  5	0x0035	5	Digit Five
0x36  6	0x0036	6	Digit Six
0x37  7	0x0037	7	Digit Seven
0x38  8	0x0038	8	Digit Eight
0x39  9	0x0039	9	Digit Nine
0x3A  :	0x003A	:	Colon
0x3B  ;	0x003B	&#59;	Semicolon
0x3C  <	0x003C	&#60;	Less-Than Sign
0x3D  =	0x003D	&#61;	Equals Sign
0x3E  >	0x003E	&#62;	Greater-Than Sign
0x3F  ?	0x003F	&#63;	Question Mark
0x40  @	0x0040	&#64;	Commercial At
0x41  A	0x0041	&#65;	Latin Capital Letter A
0x42  B	0x0042	&#66;	Latin Capital Letter B
0x43  C	0x0043	&#67;	Latin Capital Letter C
0x44  D	0x0044	&#68;	Latin Capital Letter D
0x45  E	0x0045	&#69;	Latin Capital Letter E
0x46  F	0x0046	&#70;	Latin Capital Letter F
0x47  G	0x0047	&#71;	Latin Capital Letter G
0x48  H	0x0048	&#72;	Latin Capital Letter H
0x49  I	0x0049	&#73;	Latin Capital Letter I
0x4A  J	0x004A	&#74;	Latin Capital Letter J
0x4B  K	0x004B	&#75;	Latin Capital Letter K
0x4C  L	0x004C	&#76;	Latin Capital Letter L
0x4D  M	0x004D	&#77;	Latin Capital Letter M
0x4E  N	0x004E	&#78;	Latin Capital Letter N
0x4F  O	0x004F	&#79;	Latin Capital Letter O
0x50  P	0x0050	&#80;	Latin Capital Letter P
0x51  Q	0x0051	&#81;	Latin Capital Letter Q
0x52  R	0x0052	&#82;	Latin Capital Letter R
0x53  S	0x0053	&#83;	Latin Capital Letter S
0x54  T	0x0054	&#84;	Latin Capital Letter T
0x55  U	0x0055	&#85;	Latin Capital Letter U
0x56  V	0x0056	&#86;	Latin Capital Letter V
0x57  W	0x0057	&#87;	Latin Capital Letter W
0x58  X	0x0058	&#88;	Latin Capital Letter X
0x59  Y	0x0059	&#89;	Latin Capital Letter Y
0x5A  Z	0x005A	&#90;	Latin Capital Letter Z
0x5B  [	0x005B	&#91;	Left Square Bracket
0x5C  \	0x005C	&#92;	Reverse Solidus
0x5D  ]	0x005D	&#93;	Right Square Bracket
0x5E  ^	0x005E	&#94;	Circumflex Accent
0x5F  _	0x005F	&#95;	Low Line
0x60  `	0x0060	&#96;	Grave Accent
0x61  a	0x0061	&#97;	Latin Small Letter A
0x62  b	0x0062	&#98;	Latin Small Letter B
0x63  c	0x0063	&#99;	Latin Small Letter C
0x64  d	0x0064	&#100;	Latin Small Letter D
0x65  e	0x0065	&#101;	Latin Small Letter E
0x66  f	0x0066	&#102;	Latin Small Letter F
0x67  g	0x0067	&#103;	Latin Small Letter G
0x68  h	0x0068	&#104;	Latin Small Letter H
0x69  i	0x0069	&#105;	Latin Small Letter I
0x6A  j	0x006A	&#106;	Latin Small Letter J
0x6B  k	0x006B	&#107;	Latin Small Letter K
0x6C  l	0x006C	&#108;	Latin Small Letter L
0x6D  m	0x006D	&#109;	Latin Small Letter M
0x6E  n	0x006E	&#110;	Latin Small Letter N
0x6F  o	0x006F	&#111;	Latin Small Letter O
0x70  p	0x0070	&#112;	Latin Small Letter P
0x71  q	0x0071	&#113;	Latin Small Letter Q
0x72  r	0x0072	&#114;	Latin Small Letter R
0x73  s	0x0073	&#115;	Latin Small Letter S
0x74  t	0x0074	&#116;	Latin Small Letter T
0x75  u	0x0075	&#117;	Latin Small Letter U
0x76  v	0x0076	&#118;	Latin Small Letter V
0x77  w	0x0077	&#119;	Latin Small Letter W
0x78  x	0x0078	&#120;	Latin Small Letter X
0x79  y	0x0079	&#121;	Latin Small Letter Y
0x7A  z	0x007A	&#122;	Latin Small Letter Z
0x7B  {	0x007B	&#123;	Left Curly Bracket
0x7C  |	0x007C	&#124;	Vertical Line
0x7D  }	0x007D	&#125;	Right Curly Bracket
0x7E  ~	0x007E	&#126;	Tilde
0x7F  ⌂	0x2302	&#8962;	House
0x80  Ç	0x00C7	&#199;	Latin Capital Letter C With Cedilla
0x81  ü	0x00FC	&#252;	Latin Small Letter U With Diaeresis
0x82  é	0x00E9	&#233;	Latin Small Letter E With Acute
0x83  â	0x00E2	&#226;	Latin Small Letter A With Circumflex
0x84  ä	0x00E4	&#228;	Latin Small Letter A With Diaeresis
0x85  à	0x00E0	&#224;	Latin Small Letter A With Grave
0x86  å	0x00E5	&#229;	Latin Small Letter A With Ring Above
0x87  ç	0x00E7	&#231;	Latin Small Letter C With Cedilla
0x88  ê	0x00EA	&#234;	Latin Small Letter E With Circumflex
0x89  ë	0x00EB	&#235;	Latin Small Letter E With Diaeresis
0x8A  è	0x00E8	&#232;	Latin Small Letter E With Grave
0x8B  ï	0x00EF	&#239;	Latin Small Letter I With Diaeresis
0x8C  î	0x00EE	&#238;	Latin Small Letter I With Circumflex
0x8D  ì	0x00EC	&#236;	Latin Small Letter I With Grave
0x8E  Ä	0x00C4	&#196;	Latin Capital Letter A With Diaeresis
0x8F  Å	0x00C5	&#197;	Latin Capital Letter A With Ring Above
0x90  É	0x00C9	&#201;	Latin Capital Letter E With Acute
0x91  æ	0x00E6	&#230;	Latin Small Ligature Ae
0x92  Æ	0x00C6	&#198;	Latin Capital Ligature Ae
0x93  ô	0x00F4	&#244;	Latin Small Letter O With Circumflex
0x94  ö	0x00F6	&#246;	Latin Small Letter O With Diaeresis
0x95  ò	0x00F2	&#242;	Latin Small Letter O With Grave
0x96  û	0x00FB	&#251;	Latin Small Letter U With Circumflex
0x97  ù	0x00F9	&#249;	Latin Small Letter U With Grave
0x98  ÿ	0x00FF	&#255;	Latin Small Letter Y With Diaeresis
0x99  Ö	0x00D6	&#214;	Latin Capital Letter O With Diaeresis
0x9A  Ü	0x00DC	&#220;	Latin Capital Letter U With Diaeresis
0x9B  ¢	0x00A2	&#162;	Cent Sign
0x9C  £	0x00A3	&#163;	Pound Sign
0x9D  ¥	0x00A5	&#165;	Yen Sign
0x9E  ₧	0x20A7	&#8359;	Peseta Sign
0x9F  ƒ	0x0192	&#402;	Latin Small Letter F With Hook
0xA0  á	0x00E1	&#225;	Latin Small Letter A With Acute
0xA1  í	0x00ED	&#237;	Latin Small Letter I With Acute
0xA2  ó	0x00F3	&#243;	Latin Small Letter O With Acute
0xA3  ú	0x00FA	&#250;	Latin Small Letter U With Acute
0xA4  ñ	0x00F1	&#241;	Latin Small Letter N With Tilde
0xA5  Ñ	0x00D1	&#209;	Latin Capital Letter N With Tilde
0xA6  ª	0x00AA	&#170;	Feminine Ordinal Indicator
0xA7  º	0x00BA	&#186;	Masculine Ordinal Indicator
0xA8  ¿	0x00BF	&#191;	Inverted Question Mark
0xA9  ⌐	0x2310	&#8976;	Reversed Not Sign
0xAA  ¬	0x00AC	&#172;	Not Sign
0xAB  ½	0x00BD	&#189;	Vulgar Fraction One Half
0xAC  ¼	0x00BC	&#188;	Vulgar Fraction One Quarter
0xAD  ¡	0x00A1	&#161;	Inverted Exclamation Mark
0xAE  «	0x00AB	&#171;	Left-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark
0xAF  »	0x00BB	&#187;	Right-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark
0xB0  ░	0x2591	&#9617;	Light Shade
0xB1  ▒	0x2592	&#9618;	Medium Shade
0xB2  ▓	0x2593	&#9619;	Dark Shade
0xB3  │	0x2502	&#9474;	Box Drawings Light Vertical
0xB4  ┤	0x2524	&#9508;	Box Drawings Light Vertical And Left
0xB5  ╡	0x2561	&#9569;	Box Drawings Vertical Single And Left Double
0xB6  ╢	0x2562	&#9570;	Box Drawings Vertical Double And Left Single
0xB7  ╖	0x2556	&#9558;	Box Drawings Down Double And Left Single
0xB8  ╕	0x2555	&#9557;	Box Drawings Down Single And Left Double
0xB9  ╣	0x2563	&#9571;	Box Drawings Double Vertical And Left
0xBA  ║	0x2551	&#9553;	Box Drawings Double Vertical
0xBB  ╗	0x2557	&#9559;	Box Drawings Double Down And Left
0xBC  ╝	0x255D	&#9565;	Box Drawings Double Up And Left
0xBD  ╜	0x255C	&#9564;	Box Drawings Up Double And Left Single
0xBE  ╛	0x255B	&#9563;	Box Drawings Up Single And Left Double
0xBF  ┐	0x2510	&#9488;	Box Drawings Light Down And Left
0xC0  └	0x2514	&#9492;	Box Drawings Light Up And Right
0xC1  ┴	0x2534	&#9524;	Box Drawings Light Up And Horizontal
0xC2  ┬	0x252C	&#9516;	Box Drawings Light Down And Horizontal
0xC3  ├	0x251C	&#9500;	Box Drawings Light Vertical And Right
0xC4  ─	0x2500	&#9472;	Box Drawings Light Horizontal
0xC5  ┼	0x253C	&#9532;	Box Drawings Light Vertical And Horizontal
0xC6  ╞	0x255E	&#9566;	Box Drawings Vertical Single And Right Double
0xC7  ╟	0x255F	&#9567;	Box Drawings Vertical Double And Right Single
0xC8  ╚	0x255A	&#9562;	Box Drawings Double Up And Right
0xC9  ╔	0x2554	&#9556;	Box Drawings Double Down And Right
0xCA  ╩	0x2569	&#9577;	Box Drawings Double Up And Horizontal
0xCB  ╦	0x2566	&#9574;	Box Drawings Double Down And Horizontal
0xCC  ╠	0x2560	&#9568;	Box Drawings Double Vertical And Right
0xCD  ═	0x2550	&#9552;	Box Drawings Double Horizontal
0xCE  ╬	0x256C	&#9580;	Box Drawings Double Vertical And Horizontal
0xCF  ╧	0x2567	&#9575;	Box Drawings Up Single And Horizontal Double
0xD0  ╨	0x2568	&#9576;	Box Drawings Up Double And Horizontal Single
0xD1  ╤	0x2564	&#9572;	Box Drawings Down Single And Horizontal Double
0xD2  ╥	0x2565	&#9573;	Box Drawings Down Double And Horizontal Single
0xD3  ╙	0x2559	&#9561;	Box Drawings Up Double And Right Single
0xD4  ╘	0x2558	&#9560;	Box Drawings Up Single And Right Double
0xD5  ╒	0x2552	&#9554;	Box Drawings Down Single And Right Double
0xD6  ╓	0x2553	&#9555;	Box Drawings Down Double And Right Single
0xD7  ╫	0x256B	&#9579;	Box Drawings Vertical Double And Horizontal Single
0xD8  ╪	0x256A	&#9578;	Box Drawings Vertical Single And Horizontal Double
0xD9  ┘	0x2518	&#9496;	Box Drawings Light Up And Left
0xDA  ┌	0x250C	&#9484;	Box Drawings Light Down And Right
0xDB  █	0x2588	&#9608;	Full Block
0xDC  ▄	0x2584	&#9604;	Lower Half Block
0xDD  ▌	0x258C	&#9612;	Left Half Block
0xDE  ▐	0x2590	&#9616;	Right Half Block
0xDF  ▀	0x2580	&#9600;	Upper Half Block
0xE0  α	0x03B1	&#945;	Greek Small Letter Alpha
0xE1  ß	0x00DF	&#223;	Greek Capital Letter Beta / Latin Small Letter Esset
0xE2  Γ	0x0393	&#915;	Greek Capital Letter Gamma
0xE3  π	0x03C0	&#960;	Greek Small Letter Pi
0xE4  Σ	0x03A3	&#931;	Greek Capital Letter Sigma
0xE5  σ	0x03C3	&#963;	Greek Small Letter Sigma
0xE6  µ	0x00B5	&#181;	Greek Small Letter Mu
0xE7  τ	0x03C4	&#964;	Greek Small Letter Tau
0xE8  Φ	0x03A6	&#934;	Greek Capital Letter Phi
0xE9  Θ	0x0398	&#920;	Greek Capital Letter Theta
0xEA  Ω	0x03A9	&#937;	Greek Capital Letter Omega
0xEB  δ	0x03B4	&#948;	Greek Small Letter Delta
0xEC  ∞	0x221E	&#8734;	Infinity
0xED  φ	0x03C6	&#966;	Greek Small Letter Phi
0xEE  ε	0x03B5	&#949;	Greek Small Letter Epsilon
0xEF  ∩	0x2229	&#8745;	Intersection
0xF0  ≡	0x2261	&#8801;	Identical To
0xF1  ±	0x00B1	&#177;	Plus-Minus Sign
0xF2  ≥	0x2265	&#8805;	Greater-Than Or Equal To
0xF3  ≤	0x2264	&#8804;	Less-Than Or Equal To
0xF4  ⌠	0x2320	&#8992;	Top Half Integral
0xF5  ⌡	0x2321	&#8993;	Bottom Half Integral
0xF6  ÷	0x00F7	&#247;	Division Sign
0xF7  ≈	0x2248	&#8776;	Almost Equal To
0xF8  °	0x00B0	&#176;	Degree Sign
0xF9  ∙	0x2219	&#8729;	Bullet Operator
0xFA  ·	0x00B7	&#183;	Middle Dot
0xFB  √	0x221A	&#8730;	Square Root
0xFC  ⁿ	0x207F	&#8319;	Superscript Latin Small Letter N
0xFD  ²	0x00B2	&#178;	Superscript Two
0xFE  ■	0x25A0	&#9632;	Black Square
0xFF   	0x00A0	&#160;	&NBSP; No-Break Space

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