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GIFSCII

(1) (GIF ASCII) A program that converts images into ASCII art or the image that was created in such a manner. See ASCII art.

(2) Converting ASCII text into a GIF image for the Web in order to preserve the original fonts and formatting.



ASCII art

Pictures created with normal text characters. ASCII art had its heyday in the 1980s when character-based displays were the norm. However, starting in the mid-1990s and for nearly a decade, Joan Stark made hundreds of ASCII art images. She also developed a tutorial to help people create their own. See GIFSCII, electronic art, microchip art and software art.




ASCII ART
Although simple, ASCII art can be very imaginative as in this example. (Image courtesy of Joan G. Stark.)






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