I don’t know if you would want to use this technique or not, but here is a formula that will convert a number into text using MacOSRoman encoding.

```
binarytotext(byte(NUMBER),"macosroman")
```

So the formula

```
binarytotext(byte(255),"macosroman")
```

will produce `ˇ`

, just like chr(255) did in Panorama 6.

I suppose I could create a `macosromanchr(`

function that would do this, would that be worth doing? If yes, it might not get into a released version for a while.

The same thing can be done in reverse for the asc( function.

```
binaryvalue(texttobinary(TEXT,"macosroman")[1,1])
```

So the formula

```
binaryvalue(texttobinary("ˇ","macosroman")[1,1])
```

will produce `255`

, just like `asc("ˇ")`

did in Panorama 6.

Hope this makes your task a bit easier.