At work I keep a Notepad window open for documenting my tech support calls and occasionally fancy some ASCII doodling. I experiment with creating simple works of art that use some of the higher ASCII characters that include letters with fôrèigñ accents, mathematical symbols and lines for drawing boxes that I like to form into letters. I found it time consuming to look up the corresponding codes for a specific ASCII character for drawing a box, so I decided to throw together a reference table to help me create my artistic masterpieces in half the time. It should be fairly straightforward:
Along the bottom row of the table are some numbers in brackets. These correspond to the characters in the middle of each arrangement. For example, 197 corresponds to ┼. There are also characters and codes in the bottom two rows for creating horizontal and vertical lines for use with the box characters.
To generate a higher ASCII character, just hold down your key and enter its corresponding code on your numerical keypad. Release the key and there your character will appear.