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Okay, after much consideration I've opted to abandon the use of char, and will use char(1) in it's place. I'm satisfied with this request being closed as I don't think there is a lot of use for "char" when char(n) is present.
I'm looking for char, not char(n). 
Would really like to see this feature as well - very challenging to manage reference line right angles currently.

After further review of this question, it would appear that you deployed a solution in September. If this is the case; what is the fix?