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ASCII art in Codea

edited January 2012 in Questions Posts: 2,820

Is it possible?

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  • BortelsBortels Mod
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    Wow. Nice. Alright. That's too bad. I had to take a second look at that. Haha.

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    But it will be yes?

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    It would be cool... But most likely not. I just want to convert images to Codea 8-bit art.

  • BortelsBortels Mod
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    I guess I'm confused by the question.

    ASCII art is just art done with letters - it's like making a picture on an old, manual typewriter.

    You can do it now, today, using one of the font libraries.

    What am I missing?

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    Oh. I feel ingenious. Sorry.

  • edited January 2012 Posts: 273

    ASCII art is cool and will always be cool. Cool in McLuhan's sense, that is not hot. ASCII art is cool because it is ultra low definition. Cool because constraints are cool.

    I say go for it Zoyt.

  • Posts: 2,820

    Like @Bortel's "Not Possible" above.
    Is there a way to have a multi-line string?

  • BortelsBortels Mod
    edited January 2012 Posts: 1,557

    Art is defined by limits of the media - overcoming those limits is what makes art good. Indeed, as much as I chafe at limits in Codea and suggest features, it's those limits that make coding something that goes beyond them fun. I'll be blunt - Fonts are mostly boring. But the concept of adding fonts to Codea when it had no font support? Delicious

    The Mona Lisa is just blobs of paint on a canvas - the art is what it evokes in the viewer.

    I've seen ASCII art that is quite beautiful.

    See also http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/14/typewriter-art/

  • edited January 2012 Posts: 273
     Is there a way to have a multi-line string?
    

    Of course. You use this: \n in your string.

    Most -- if not all ASCII art -- is made with a monospaced font.

    Edit: that neatorama link is perverse.

  • Posts: 2,820

    AHG! I knew that from a while ago. Thanks. That makes it easy to do ASCII art. Thanks.

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