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mattp 03-15-2004 08:10 PM

ASCII Art Program
 
I've seen a program that takes a string in ANY font installed on the system (not just pre-determined fonts) and converts the string into intricate ASCII art (maintaining the apperiance of the font). The art is not primitive, it doesn't just use one a two charaters arbitrarily; the character use (seems) to be determined by some kind of criteria.

Has anyone seen a program like this? Does anyone have any idea on how this was done, as I am looking for a project to test my *mad* skills with the compiler.

Thanks.

johnMG 03-15-2004 08:42 PM

http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/aalib/

Can't recall how it worked, but I remember once watching an mpeg with xine
rendered completely in ascii art. Wild.

mattp 03-15-2004 10:32 PM

Yeah, I have a scene from Matrix in ascii art. I'll check out that link. I need to do some research before I start pouding away at the keyboard. (:


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