The creative arrangement of regular text characters forming images. A simple example would be a smiley :-) More intricate designs form images of just about any object.
ASCII art is an image created using text characters and symbols. An example of this is a smiley face, :-).
is a way to send pictures in text format, e.g.: __ __ / \~~~/ \ ,----( .. ) / \__ __/ /| (\ |( ^ \ /___\ /\ | |__| |__|-" See also: list of commonly used characters and their ASCII equivalents UTF-8 character set
The fine art of drawing diagrams using the ASCII character set.
A quasi-"image" that is created with combinations of characters laid out in patterns on the screen. These can be simple "emoticons", such as the [colon, right-parenthesis] smile :), or drawings that fill the screen. While these images make sense visually, to a computer and any transformation tool and access aid they are simply a sequence of characters. ASCII art is unintelligible when accessed by a speaking browser or screen reader that has spoken punctuation enabled.
A picture created by a spatial arrangement of characters (typically from the 95 printable characters defined by ASCII).
Artwork composed entirely of ASCII characters used as lines and shapes, not as characters with meanings. The simplest ASCII art is the simple smiley faces, but at the other end of the scale, they can be large, elaborate pictures. For a good collection of ASCII art, see the ASCII Dictionary
ASCII art is an artistic medium that relies primarily on computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable characters defined by ASCII. The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages.