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Anyone heard of ASCII?
« on: May 25, 2013, 10:36:13 pm »
So I was screwin' around on the computer yesterday and I saw ASCII. I don't know what it stands for, but it is awesome. If you look at my signature, the string of all that punctation down there is shaped to look like a portal gun from Portal. That's ASCII. There's lots of stuff you can do with it, and some people can make different shades and gigantic pictures with it. I even found a picture to ASCII converter (That thing is boss)!
     Anyway, I'd like to see what you guys can come up with.

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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 10:45:39 pm »
Insert huge number of sigh's here......

ASCII stands for: The American Standard Code for Information Interchange; it's a character encoding scheme that is based off of the English alphabet.  ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters. Apart from ASCII, there are other encoding standards used such as UTF-8 and UTF-16. Essentially it is just a standard for displaying text.

What you are doing is called ASCII art (and only looks good in monospaced fonts; ie. that is fonts where characters are equidistant apart): there are many many more examples on the internet such as here: http://www.chris.com/ascii/

Note: Some info from wikipedia
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 10:48:51 pm »
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 12:08:32 am »
So in short, yes. We have heard of ASCII. :) In fact many ti basic games utilize ASCII graphics because they are very fast to display.

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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 01:12:42 am »
Insert huge number of sigh's here......
So in short, yes. We have heard of ASCII. :)
Haha ! Exactly my feeling XD
I was like "dafuq ? who is asking on a forum of coders if they heard about ASCII ?"

Also, this is awesome.
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 01:36:00 am »
Well yeah, most of the best calc games made here on Omni are made with ASCII graphics.

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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 02:21:14 am »
Insert huge number of sigh's here......
So in short, yes. We have heard of ASCII. :)
Haha ! Exactly my feeling XD
I was like "dafuq ? who is asking on a forum of coders if they heard about ASCII ?"

Also, this is awesome.

My exact thoughts.
Also, the Star Wars ASCII is in computer craft in minecraft.
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 02:47:02 am »
Sure I have heard of ASCII. Most of us have :) I
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 09:59:53 am »
ASCII... pffft! ANSI is da real sh*t  :P

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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 09:33:30 pm »
So sorry Omni... I have failed you.


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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 10:53:31 pm »
Considering the Omnimaga logo originated from ASCII (well, on-calc) and that I made Illusiat series, I think I know what are ASCII and ASCII art. :P
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 10:57:43 pm »
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 11:41:30 pm »
I dunno, I messed up with GIMP, set the font to a 8x8 one and cat the attachment in a Linux terminal (or anything that supports ANSI).

EDIT: This is what it looks like.
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 12:18:04 am »
Should this be moved to humor/jokes and/or pixel art/drawing? :P

Also this is ASCII art:



(basically just spaces using white or medium gray backgrounds, along with yellow text on medium gray background, all of that on a red background screen.) :P
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Re: Anyone heard of ASCII?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 02:31:26 pm »
ASCII is also a company in Japan.
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