Re: Unicode symbol for CR-LF

Subject: Re: Unicode symbol for CR-LF
From: Tim Murray <tlmurray -at- techknowledgecorp -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com >> TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 09:40:59 -0400

> Does anyone offhand know the hex code for the carriage return symbol?
>
> WHat I'm looking for is something to indicate this-line-continues-below in a block of code.
>
> I knew where to find this in ASCII...

There are many representations of carriage return (CR) and new line (NL). A common CR is a pilcrow, which is U+00B6.

Thing is that you can't include something for human readers *and* not screw up the code, if you want them to copy-paste, as the NL in your human version would have to be some glyph.

A common representation of "this line continues" is an ellipsis or a little down-and-left arrow. See http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/arrows.html. Search for 21B5.

A font called Arial Terminal Two has a tiny "N" and "L" represented like a fraction. Imagine 1/2 using super & subscripts, only no virgule and using N and L instead of 1 and 2.
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References:
Unicode symbol for CR-LF: From: M. Maler

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