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Font Dedicated For ASCII Art

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This is a monospaced web font capable font that is designed to be used in the context of ASCII art.

Every character in ASCII that is not alphanumeric, is designed to avoid discontinuities. E.g. "-" will look like a continuous line when typed like "-------"

This font has no spacing between each other.

Essentially like semi-graphic fonts for drawing boxes, but for ASCII art. Helps ASCII art look better.


Will try to make this in a few weeks time.
edit: Too bloody annoying to make this font. Even in bitmap. Image in link for those who want to bother giving it a shot.




Where the special font is essentially remaps the "#" as solid black block, and "_" as solid black line.

Oh btw did you know you can type the break tag in half bakery for newline <b`r> (remove ` )

mofosyne, Oct 29 2014

Semigraphic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semigraphics
[mofosyne, Oct 29 2014]

not the same as... ASCII_20Art_20Font
[hippo, Oct 29 2014]

Commodore PETSCII http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PETSCII
In response to //What did the apple II and commodore PET font look like?// [zen_tom, Oct 29 2014]

Commodore PETSCII art page http://oldmachinery...goes-petsciing.html
Lots of PETSCII examples here to look at. [zen_tom, Oct 29 2014]

PETSCII Porn http://csdb.dk/release/?id=83668
OK, straight to the bottom of the barrel, downloadable program (you'll need a C64 emulator to run it) featuring 80's style computer porn, implemented in the ROM-supplied character-set. [zen_tom, Oct 29 2014]

Spoadfood: Arrrggh http://spoadfood.bl...ckemup-for-c64.html
The image at the bottom of the page is built using a charset designed (by me) to generate graphics. Back in the 80's nearly all graphics were implemented like this. [zen_tom, Oct 29 2014]

C64 Truetype Font http://style64.org/c64-truetype
This is an implementation of the PETSCII font in TrueType. [zen_tom, Oct 29 2014]

Quick and dirty font for those who want to give it a shot http://imgur.com/EBkqwLF
Not as easy as you think.... to make a true type font [mofosyne, Nov 17 2014]

pet in action https://www.youtube...watch?v=qtcrv2pfnsE
[pashute, Nov 17 2014]

CSS styling http://www.reddit.c...k/random_ascii_art/
Much easier to use :D [Akimbomidget, Jan 13 2015]

css style for ascii-art http://briankhuu.co...-for-ascii-art.html
[mofosyne, Jan 14 2015]

My Script Font http://www.myscriptfont.com/
could use that instead [mofosyne, Sep 03 2015]

1024 Colors in CGA Text Mode http://8088mph.blog...de-illustrated.html
[Cuit_au_Four, Sep 03 2015]

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       Baked in the 1970's by a number of early 8-bit machines like the Apple II and the Commodore PET.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2014

       What did the apple II and commodore PET font look like? And how well does it work with ASCII arts (if we remove spacing between fonts)?
mofosyne, Oct 29 2014

       8 x 8 block fonts, no spacing or descenders. But on the Apple, the HRCG is held in RAM so you can make it do anything you like...
8th of 7, Oct 29 2014

       Simplier solution here ahoy!   

       /* CSS for nicer looking ascii art in reddit */
code {
font-family:"Lucida Console", Monaco, monospace;
letter-spacing: -0.2em;
line-height: 0.8em;
text-shadow: 0 0 5px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
Akimbomidget, Jan 13 2015

       Is there a way to use that in the halfbakery?
scad mientist, Jan 13 2015

       Only if bakesperson@gmail.com decided to place it in the site's CSS, and allow for a `<code>` tag or something like that.   

       If she allows for it, I would recommend that we have `<code class="ascii-art">` specifically for ascii art. This is since this method will make normal text harder to read (since it pushes characters together)   

       I haven't emailed her yet. But do give it a shot. Might work. And should still be in the "half bakery" spirit.
mofosyne, Jan 13 2015

       //use that in the halfbakery ?// We've probably covered it before: you could check the internal categories.
FlyingToaster, Jan 13 2015

       I don't think we need it. But if you want it for you alone, you could paste the equivalent javascript into the console, or make a browser extension to have it permanently. You could have the whole halfbakery displayed in the c64 truetype font in [zen_tom]'s link.   

       Why do you have two accounts?
mitxela, Jan 13 2015

       Switched name to this one. Not sure why I am still logged in as the old account, maybe it was because I posted from a different browser and forgot to log that out. (Would have thought it would be deleted by now.) But anyway, everytime you see that name, just mentally switch it to my new one.   

       edit: checked, and yea I was still logged in that old old browser.   

       Anyhow, another link added. This one compiles all the different kinds of CSS you can do for ascii-art
mofosyne, Jan 14 2015


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