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Old 03-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
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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.

Old 03-15-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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Can't recall how it worked, but I remember once watching an mpeg with xine
rendered completely in ascii art. Wild.
Old 03-15-2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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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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