Yes, that's what I thought, but when I look at the Windows character table (Start > Programs > Accessories > System utilities), these circles (hex codes 25CC and 25CF from Arial Unicode) are perfectly centered vertically. Same thing if I copy/paste them into Wordpad. So there must be a problem somewhere within foobar.
I have seen screens from people @ HA Forums with the same circles correctly positioned. So I guess there must be a solution (either there are other working $char codes, or something else). Thanks in advance for your help.
EDIT : I've found it - it's just a matter of which font you select under foobar for the status bar. Some fonts display the circles centered, others display the circles down. That's all.
EDIT2 : I've even managed to create a small piece of code that displays a progress bar, but unlike other progress bars,
this one gives the impression to progress on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Try it out and let me know what you think (it's one of my first attempts, but I'm pretty happy with it ).
Simply copy/paste this into Prefs > Default UI > Status Bar (in only ONE LINE, without carriage returns) :
%codec%' ('%bitrate% kbps')' - %samplerate% Hz %channels%' ¤ '%playback_time%' '$puts(a,20)$repeat($char(9608)' ',$put(b,$div($mul(%playback_time_seconds%,$get(a)),%length_seconds%)))$ifgreater(%length_seconds%,%playback_time_seconds%,$char($sub(9615,$div($mul($sub( $div($mul(%playback_time_seconds%,$mul($get(a),10)),%length_seconds%),$mul($get(b),10)),8),10)))' ',)$repeat($char(9480)' ',$sub($sub($get(a),1),$get(b)))' '-%playback_time_remaining%
You can replace the "20" in "$puts(a,20)" with the total number of characters you want in the progress bar (34 is the limit for me).
Of course it requires an Unicode font like Arial Unicode for instance : Prefs > Default UI > Colors and Fonts > Status Bar.