Having said that, 255 (as the highest possible number in 16 bits) may still serve as a special character, and you have found it.
I think you mean 8 bits.
Alt-255 used to be good fun in the Dos-days.In modern Dos-boxes it does not work anymore: you could have a file like Holy<alt-255>Cow.txt which showed in the directory as "Holy Cow.txt" - and nobody could find it.Worse still, a filename could consist of a single Alt-255 - and you would hardly notice it. But hey, old hat - and a discarded hat, at that.Having said that, 255 (as the highest possible number in 16 bits) may still serve as a special character, and you have found it.Alt-0255 is quite different: a 4-digit code denotes a Unicode character. For instance, Alt-128 is simply a character of the old Dos Ascii-set, whereas Alt-0128 is the Euro-symbol €. Hey.Well, that's about enough for a side note.
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