Forum: Linux and Free Software
Topic: ASCII program?
started by: Zucca
Posted by Zucca on Aug. 07 2006,15:58I'd like to have one nice ascii drawing program. I'm planning a site with ASCII only design. ;)
So if any of you guys know app like that...
I'd like to draw boxes, circles etc. fast.
GUI or TEXT based. No CLI-only.
Posted by mikshaw on Aug. 07 2006,19:14Oddly enough, there doesn't seem to be much for creating ascii art from scratch in Linux other than just using a text editor....at least none that i understand how to use =o)
< http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/aalib/ >
< http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/penberg/duhdraw/ >
Posted by newby on Aug. 08 2006,13:07
Why don't you build a DSL of those?
Posted by mikshaw on Aug. 08 2006,15:23Because, as I said, I don't really understand how to use them =o)
Duhdraw was something I installed months ago, but never really tried to do anything with it yet, and aalib has been frustrating for me because I don't understand how it's used.
If I make a myDSL package, it's generally for an app that I use myself. I haven't found an ascii editor with which I'm comfortable, so what little ascii stuff I've done in Linux has been done with Vim.
There was one application I'd used in Windows that I liked (don't recall the name at the moment)....you could give it an image and it would convert it to a text file in very high resolution. The trouble with that is you need to view it with a very small font (2 or 3 pixels), which doesn't work well with DSL's non-scalable fonts, or an extremely high resolution screen (which doesn't work with my monitor)
Posted by Zucca on Aug. 17 2006,22:51I'll have to try those prog s somatime. Thanks. =)
Posted by newby on Aug. 18 2006,03:30
After reading this thread I Googled (Woops, Google doesn't like being a verb!) and searched through SourceForge. I saw the program you mention. It was rather impressive what it could do.
Too bad it requires fonts that DSL can't provide.