Delightful ASCII Art Tools
ASCII art is a graphic design technique that relies
primarily on computers for presentation and consists of
pictures put together from characters defined by the ASCII (American
Standard Code for Information
Interchange) standard. These characters are letters, numbers and
special characters such as # / and \. ASCII art is as much a
constituent element of the Internet as emoticons, cats, or acronyms
such as ROTFL.
Linux offers a vast collection of small open source utilities
that perform functions ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. It is
the quality and selection of these tools that help Linux stand out as a
There are some weird utilities featured here, which will
particularly be of interest to anyone with an affectionate nostalgia
for old school computing, who want to remember the heady days of
Bulletin Board Systems, telnet and other pre-WWW networks.
We have compiled the following list to identify our favorite
ASCII art tools. Have
some fun with these zany tools.
Now, let's explore the 6 ASCII art tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|ASCII Art Tools
||Make large letters out of ordinary screen characters
in many ways to FIGlet with additional features
||Convert JPEG images to ASCII
ASCII drawing utility
||Draw geometric figures and text
ASCII pictures of a cow with a message in a speech bubble
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