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    Smile emoticon, emoji's, stick figure art and files

    Hello.
    | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
    | |
    | |
    | _________ |
    (\__/) ||
    (•ㅅ•) ||
    /   づ"
    This is a sort of picture file.
    Does someone know what this is called?
    And what program does a person use in order to
    work with this?
    Just enlighten me about this.
    Thx.

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    I think it’s called ASCI art, and you can use a text editor with a non-proportional (monospaced) font.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I think it’s called ASCI art, and you can use a text editor with a non-proportional (monospaced) font.


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    ASCII Art.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art
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    The forum software, unfortunately, has stripped out some spaces. At least that's what I think happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The forum software, unfortunately, has stripped out some spaces. At least that's what I think happened.
    Yes, it doesn't like multiple space characters in succession, which it assumes in an error and so "fixes" to a single space. Another example of coding that creates a bigger problem than the one it addresses.

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    It also messes up text that you're trying too show in columns.

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    The collapsing of spaces in the OP example is not the "fault" of the forum software.

    It's simply a standard in HTML that whitespace is compressed on display. This is a good thing, as raw HTML then doesn't have to be tightly tailored to the desired display - especially useful in terms of line endings/paragraphing. Display is supposed to be distinct from content. Your browsers are not showing the spaces in the OP.

    (In simple HTML you can use the   tag to make a space that won't be compressed away.)

    Quote the OP and in the edit window you'll see the spacing is still there, it's not been dumped by the forum software. (There's too much spacing actually, though the edit window isn't in a monospaced font so it won't look right either way.)

    To get spaces to display here, a style can be chosen to force them:

    Code tags: [code]....[/code]

    Code:
     _________________
    |   Save          |
    |     water.      |
    |  Dilute it      |
    |_________________| 
         (\__/)  || 
         (•ㅅ•)  || 
         /   づ"
    (The forum software is seeing the code tags in the post, and applying various "bbcode..." classes to the relevant divisions. There's a special bbcode css stylesheet being loaded with the page. Haven't delved into that, but the classes defined in that style sheet are telling the browser to display spaces as is in these divisions.)

    A different issue in the example art is that it's not pure ASCII, there are "special" characters in there, so they are not monospaced.

    Code:
    10 print "WWWWW     WWWWW"
    20 print "iiiii     iiiii"
    Also: notepad FTW.
    Last edited by pzkpfw; Yesterday at 05:38 PM.
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    Yeah, I understand why HTML forces me to constantly deal with the Problem Of The Disappearing Spaces - if you want a table, configure it properly as a table; if you want to specifically manage your spaces, use a <pre> tag or the white-space property (I imagine the latter is being deployed in the CSS called by the code tags). Philosophically, it makes sense. Practically, when I just want to add a couple of spaces to nudge a rough-and-ready visual effect that doesn't care which font the readers' browsers are using or how their text wraps, it's a pain. I resent code that takes what I write and makes it into something different. But maybe that's just me.

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    If you know.
    I would like an 'example' of that art that you just showed me
    and what program uses it.
    I would like to ad text in the box...and or
    have this thing as an option to use in the future.
    Is it also something that needs or can be created in Microsoft Notepad?
    Thx

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    You can add text to the box in your original graphic simply by opening it in a text editor and replacing some of the spaces with characters to spell out your message. (I imagine that's what pzkpfw did.)
    You can design ASCII art from scratch using any text editor that will display a fixed-width typeface, but there are a number of utilities available that let you draw your image, or import an image, and then convert to ASCII. I once used JavE for this, and it seemed to work OK, but that was a long time ago and I don't know if it is currently supported.

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    Thx.

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    I tried opening in Notepad...but jibberish shows up.
    It's a jpeg file. I would like to convert.
    Don't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorn View Post
    I tried opening in Notepad...but jibberish shows up.
    It's a jpeg file. I would like to convert.
    Don't know how.
    What you posted in the OP is not a jpg. It's just a few lines of text. I just copied it from my browser, pasted it into Notepad, and edited it:
    Code:
    | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
    |   IT'S JUST   |
    |     TEXT      |
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    /   づ"
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