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The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character-encoding scheme originally based on the English alphabet that encodes 128 specified characters - the numbers 0-9, the letters a-z and A-Z, some basic punctuation symbols, some control codes that originated with Teletype machines, and a blank space - into the 7-bit binary integers.

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Finding right ASCII code for a symbol?

For a design I'm making I need to use a character similar to the "greater than" sign (>), only less wide. Like this: However, I'm having difficulties finding such a symbol. Would I have to use a .png ...
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Console not displaying ascii squares correctly

I have a 50 x 50 Ascii square (the shape) that I would like to have printed in a console window. Here is a smaller version of what prints [square (10 x 10)] ########## #........# #........# #...........
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Font With 256 Distinguishable Characters (For Binary Files)

I am creating a hexadecimal binary file editor similar to https://hexed.it/. However, for my text editor, I would like to have there be a separate distinguishable character for each of the 256 ...
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How to make pattern-dithered bitmap (halftone) style pictures?

I was recently looking at the Watchdogs 2 pictures (Specifically The center of the one below). I was under the impression that it was just fancy text art, but that turned out to be false. I was ...
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Typographic and formatting conventions for plain text

Are there any typographic or formatting conventions for making plain text (a simple *.txt file in ASCII or UTF-8) more readable? Specific details that I'm considering: when to use hard line breaks ...
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How to find letters/font .bmp

I need to find a .bmp file for each letter or for the whole ascii table in the same font, each file has to have the same dimensions. Does anyone knows where I can find that kind of pictures ? Thanks
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Photos to Ascii Art

I would like to convert a photo into Ascii art. I want to reproduce the effect shown here: http://purtyy.com/?/web/darevancouver/ What's the best way of doing this? I have tried some of the online ...
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Is there a command-line program that can convert an image to an ASCII art image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...