Conventions for PETSCII art in assembler files?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:41:52 -0500
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Hello, all,

I'm going back on a few old programs that happen to contain wads of
formatted PETSCII (and screen POKE) graphics.  Besides just holding
non-printable chars as hex value on .BYT statements or the like, is
there any sort of convention for meaningfully representing data that's
meant to be rendered on screen (via writing to screen RAM or printing
via $FFD2/CHROUT).

I know there's been any number of printable representation of PETSCII
control codes in magazines and such.  I'm looking for recommended
techniques for that in assembler files.  Hex numbers will certainly
compile just fine, but it just turns in to a BLOB that is unlikely to
be "meaningful" to the reader.

Thanks for pointers to any examples, etc.


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