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ascii (format)
 

ascii art
 

 
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ascii
 
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Description:
Visuals made using the ascii char set only. literature is not allowed!
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  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
The ASCII format is used for visual artwork made with text. The ASCII standard is as old as 1963, but text based art has been around since the late 19th century with the typewriter as a medium. Today, ASCII is frequently used as a catch-all term for all text based artwork on computers, though submissions in this format are limited to the 94 printable characters in the ASCII standard.

Tools



A basic text editor.
An ASCII table

Restrictions on submit



The ASCII format was historically also used for programming and creative writing battles, but due to a few unsavory incidents the format is now strictly for visual art (though supplementary writing may be included). Bitmap-to-ASCII converters are also heavily discouraged unless used as one of several tools for a synthetic work.


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