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character user interface (CUI)

A Character User Interface (CUI) is a text-oriented user interface, such as the Command Line Interface (CLI), where the user enters his commands as text into a text-oriented command line.

Example of text-oriented command line interface (CLI)

Example of text-oriented command line interface (CLI)

Such a CUI interface or CLI interface is used, for example, in the DOS operating system. The CUI inputs are provided by command interpreters. In a character user interface (CUI), an array of characters, usually ASCII characters, is displayed on the screen.

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Updated at: 23.10.2011
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