Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 37 / JUNE 1983 / PAGE 10

Printing Atari Character Sets
Many of your game programs use a redefined character set, but access it by means of a POKE. What a headache! Is there any way on the 800 to change the ATASCII character set so that it can be accessed by PRINT statements?
Howard Fishman

It is possible to use strings to hold a redefined character set. We prefer the POKE method, however, because it is the easier one to type into the computer. Using strings would require the entry of quite long strings, filled with strange characters.