Software to create an ASCII art picture on the web.
Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASCII-Artist-ldb/634101266637391
Curated by Laura Brown
We have create an algorithm based on the specifications below and tested it on several hundred pages. The simple algorithm is:
ASCII art occurs between PRE or XMP elements
It must have greater than 5 lines of text
It must have at least one sequence of 5 same characters
The algorithm works quite well at detecting ASCII art. It misses very few ASCII art images and gives a small number of false positives. Two of the things it detects as ASCII art are computer programming source code examples and guitar tabulature.
Note from Topic Editor: You don't need to pay anyone to do this. It's very easy to find an ASCII art font generator, type in your text and cut and paste the result into your own graphic/ image file. You can do it in 5 minutes, without paying anything.