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Show codes or glyphs for some characters.
By default, Epsilon displays most control characters (codes below 32)
by prefixing to them a caret, e.g., Control C appears as "^C". It
displays other characters, including national characters, with their
graphic symbol (glyph). Epsilon has four different modes for
displaying all these characters.
In mode 0, Epsilon displays Meta characters (characters with codes
from 160 to 255, meaning ASCII characters but with the 8th bit on) by
prefixing to them a "M-", e.g., Meta C appears as "M-C". Epsilon
display Control-meta characters (128 to 159) by prefixing to them
"M-^", e.g., "M-^C". Epsilon displays most control characters
(codes from 0 to 31) by prefixing to them a caret, e.g., Control C
appears as "^C". Other characters are shown with their usual glyph.
In mode 1, Epsilon uses glyphs to display all the above characters
(except for the few that have a special meaning, like <Tab> or
In mode 2, hex mode, Epsilon displays all characters outside the range
32 to 127 (including control and meta characters) by their hexadecimal
ASCII values, with an "x" before them to indicate hex.
In mode 3, which is the default, Epsilon displays control characters
as "^C", and shows glyphs for all other characters, as described
If you provide no numeric argument, this command cycles to the next
mode in the above list. A numeric argument of 0, 1, 2, or 3 selects
the corresponding mode.
Customizing the Screen
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