• ANSI test messages.

    From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to All on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:04:53

    Was wondering how many BBS systems out there can display the ANSI properly on their side?

    The first one I posted doesn't look correct - as I attempted to edit it on the BBS and obviously botched it.

    The second one should be a clean non-edited one.

    - Mark
      
    --- WWIVToss v.1.51
    * Origin: http://www.weather-station.org * Bel Air, MD -USA (46:1/263.0)
  • From Accession@46:1/100 to WEATHERMAN on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 17:07:16
    Was wondering how many BBS systems out there can display the ANSI properly on their side?

    The first one I posted doesn't look correct - as I attempted to edit it on the BBS and obviously botched it.

    The second one should be a clean non-edited one.

    Neither one of them displayed properly over here on Synchronet. Which is odd, because I've seen ansi posted in messages before.

    How are you trying to post it? By uploading it as text? Or copy/paste? or what?

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... Illiterate? Write Today for Free Help.
    --- SBBSecho 2.27-Linux
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ telnet://bbs.pharcyde.org (Wisconsin) (46:1/100)
  • From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to Accession on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 19:48:47


    How are you trying to post it? By uploading it as text? Or copy/paste? or what?

    From within WWIV, I can do a //LOAD - which will load the text or ansi into memory. Then I just go to post a message and it automatically posts and saves it.

    I'm curious to see if anyone else saw it properly. I'll also double check to make sure I'm not stripping ANSI over here.

    - Mark

    --- WWIVToss v.1.51
    * Origin: http://www.weather-station.org * Bel Air, MD -USA (46:1/263.0)
  • From Skuz@46:1/102 to Accession on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 19:35:55
    On 06/30/15, Accession said the following...

    Neither one of them displayed properly over here on Synchronet. Which is odd, because I've seen ansi posted in messages before.

    Neither of them displayed correct here either. Here is a test /Upload {snip}{pipe}|03
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  • From NuSkooler@46:1/140 to WEATHERMAN on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 19:15:18
    $ WEATHERMAN was quoted saying . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Was wondering how many BBS systems out there can display the ANSI properly
    on their side?
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    FWIW, both just showed up as ANSI ESC codes/etc. here (Enthral).

    I'm curious about this: Is there any sort of at least semi-standard to posting ANSI to message bases? I'm working on writing my own & would like to support ANSI display/edit at some point.

    --- Enthral BBS v.635 (PI/2 Linux armv7l)
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  • From Gryphon@46:1/116 to WEATHERMAN on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 20:39:05
    On 06/30/15, WEATHERMAN said the following...


    Was wondering how many BBS systems out there can display the ANSI
    properly on their side?

    The first one I posted doesn't look correct - as I attempted to edit it
    on the BBS and obviously botched it.

    The second one should be a clean non-edited one.

    They were all garbled over here.

    "No matter where you go, there you are!" - Buckaroo Bonzai

    --- Mystic BBS v1.10 (Linux)
    * Origin: Cyberia BBS | Cyberia.Darktech.Org | Kingwood, TX (46:1/116)
  • From Mercyful Fate@46:1/140 to NuSkooler on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 23:52:48
    $ NuSkooler was quoted saying . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    FWIW, both just showed up as ANSI ESC codes/etc. here (Enthral).

    I'm curious about this: Is there any sort of at least semi-standard to posting ANSI to message bases? I'm working on writing my own & would like
    to support ANSI display/edit at some point.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If you look closely, as least on this side ESC character was replaced with
    ^ character. I forget if i do that manually, so it's usually done locally or
    a system inbetween might do it. I think i might parse out ESC sequences in messages becaue i wanted to add some filtering on possable harmful ones like keyboard remapping which could possiable affect terminals, not most telnet clients.

    |07M|11er|03cy|07ful Fate |08(|15hTc|08)|07

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  • From Avon@46:3/203 to WEATHERMAN on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 22:27:05
    On 06/30/15, WEATHERMAN pondered and said...

    The second one should be a clean non-edited one.

    Both looked funny to me and did not display correctly.

    Best, Paul

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  • From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to Nuskooler on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 08:39:47


    ♥9N>♥5 FWIW, both just showed up as ANSI ESC codes/etc. here (Enthral).♥0 ♥9N>♥5 ♥0
    ♥9N>♥5 I'm curious about this: Is there any sort of at least semi-standard to♥0 ♥9N>♥5 posting ANSI to message bases? I'm working on writing my own & would like♥0
    ♥9N>♥5 to support ANSI display/edit at some point.♥0

    Ok, I think I know why this happened now.

    Years ago I was having issues with how WWIVTOSS exported out messages to FTN networks using it's translation table. It seemed to drop characters and things
    and instead of figuring it out, I just commented it out in the source.

    It seems the translation table is needed for me to pass the ANSI to FTN networks. I'm going to do some work on this code and see if I can fix it.

    Will have to post some test messages at some point in the test area to make sure I didn't re-break the exporting to FTN in WWIVTOSS.

    Thanks.

    - Mark

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  • From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to Skuz on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 08:25:51


    ♥9S>♥5 Neither of them displayed correct here either. Here is a test /Upload♥0

    That looked perfect over here on WWIV. My second post looked correct here, but
    apparently something happened when exporting.

    Was the problem with the second one an issue with the total characters per line
    or just pain didn't have ANSI?

    - Mark

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  • From OverEngineered@46:1/140 to NuSkooler on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:52:50
    $ NuSkooler was quoted saying . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I'm curious about this: Is there any sort of at least semi-standard to posting ANSI to message bases? I'm working on writing my own & would like
    to support ANSI display/edit at some point.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I was kind of curious about this too. It seems a bit "dangerous" to allow any old terminal codes through, so you'd basically need to create your own
    terminal emulator that translated between the posted message and the users actual terminal. I guess assuming ANSI codes isn't as big an issue as it once was, but with modern Unix/Linux systems, you can be smarter about it.

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  • From Accession@46:1/100 to WEATHERMAN on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 13:05:42
    From within WWIV, I can do a //LOAD - which will load the text or ansi into memory. Then I just go to post a message and it automatically posts and saves it.

    I'm curious to see if anyone else saw it properly. I'll also double check to make sure I'm not stripping ANSI over here.

    The reason I ask is because *some* ansi characters displayed okay, but the entire pictures were jumbled so bad I couldn't make them out at all. There were even some oddball characters in there like wierd looking stars and other things.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@46:1/100 to Skuz on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 13:07:56
    Neither of them displayed correct here either. Here is a test /Upload

    This one displayed just fine from a Mystic system to Synchronet.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to Accession on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 21:35:25


    The reason I ask is because *some* ansi characters displayed okay, but the entire pictures were jumbled so bad I couldn't make them out at all. There were even some oddball characters in there like wierd looking stars and other things.

    I wonder if it has something to do with the different line sizes or hard returns vs. soft returns on each line. It could just be particular to that ANSI.

    I'd be curious to see if I could //LOAD a known ANSI that displays properly that someone else posted that worked.

    - Mark

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  • From NuSkooler@46:1/140 to Mercyful Fate on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 23:03:12
    $ Mercyful Fate was quoted saying . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If you look closely, as least on this side ESC character was replaced with
    ^ character. I forget if i do that manually, so it's usually done locally
    or a system inbetween might do it. I think i might parse out ESC
    sequences in messages becaue i wanted to add some filtering on possable harmful ones like keyboard remapping which could possiable affect
    terminals, not most telnet clients.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Just re-looked, you're right ^[...

    I don't know if this is the correct line of thinking, but what I had planned
    to do with import/export of messages on the base I'm working on was covert
    ANSI -> Renegade style pipe codes.

    I *think* they are more widely supported at least.

    Converting the ANSI positioning stuff/etc. may be a pain, but it should be doable.

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  • From NuSkooler@46:1/140 to OverEngineered on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 23:05:42
    $ OverEngineered was quoted saying . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I was kind of curious about this too. It seems a bit "dangerous" to allow any old terminal codes through, so you'd basically need to create your own terminal emulator that translated between the posted message and the users actual terminal. I guess assuming ANSI codes isn't as big an issue as it once was, but with modern Unix/Linux systems, you can be smarter about it.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Yeah I don't know how dangerous they are anymore, but people do access these systems from retro hardware/OS's like DOS.

    I remember upping ANSI bombs to some boards when I was a dickish kid. :D

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  • From Dream Master@46:1/145 to WEATHERMAN on Monday, July 06, 2015 01:54:04
    on 06/30/15, WEATHERMAN said...
    Was wondering how many BBS systems out there can display the ANSI
    properly on their side?

    softwares used to show right but then authors changed it to 78 colums for
    some reason


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  • From WEATHERMAN@46:1/263 to Dream Master on Monday, July 06, 2015 21:00:52


    softwares used to show right but then authors changed it to 78 colums for some reason

    So you saw it, but the columns were not correct?

    If that is the case, maybe if I can find an ANSI that is like 50 or 60 characters long per line it would work.

    - Mark

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  • From Dream Master@46:1/145 to WEATHERMAN on Thursday, July 09, 2015 05:33:24
    on 07/06/15, WEATHERMAN said...
    softwares used to show right but then authors changed it to 78 colums some reason
    So you saw it, but the columns were not correct?

    it's been that way for a few years now. shrug


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