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All About Linux: JavE--A Versatile Editor for Creating ASCII Art

May 19, 2006, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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Many years back, when I was in my teens, my father once gave me a picture of Mickey Mouse--a very popular cartoon character. What was unique about this picture was that it was created entirely using alphanumeric characters. In other words a picture created using ASCII characters. ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange and is a character encoding based on the English alphabet. It contains around 95 printable characters and another 33 non-printing control characters. This creation of pictures using ASCII characters is known as ASCII art..."

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