Dimitri Missoh
enthusiastic technologist and problem solver

September 25th, 2008

ASCII Art

Have you ever heard about ASCII Art? The most popular ones are the smileys, also known as emoticons. This is the art of using simple characters to “draw” images? Here is on of my favorite, the fish:

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There are some free tools like JavE you can use to simplify the creation of ASCII art.
With JavE (a free tool programmed in java) you can even transform any kind of pictures, photos to an ASCII representation. This is e.g. very useful if you want to use some diagram to comment your source
code
.

Have a look at the following picture. Guess what it is? Right, a photo of me :-).

ASCII Art

The result of the conversion using JavE

Links: http://www.jave.de/