I didn't consider that CHAR_BIT problem at all, thank you for pointing
it out Jonathan.
I think I'd work around this by checking if the normal char is signed or
not, and filling the appropriate table with the appropriate values - so
that I'll avoid signed/unsigned conversions completely.
I think I've discovered my true point, I'm interested into a subset of:
which, as it seems, "is still the primary font in the core of any EGA
and VGA compatible graphic card".
If I decide to spend some effort in making some portable program that
uses them, I'd have to find a way to activate that code page or
something comparable as explained in:
and resort to acceptable replacements (such as \, /, |, - and +) in case
none of the above is available.
In this way the program could be considered "portable" enough - at least
for me ;-)
Thanks a lot for your attention.
FSC - http://www.yqcomputer.com/