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ASCII art




(Or "character graphics", "ASCII graphics") The fine art of drawing diagrams using the ASCII character set (mainly "|-/\+").

See also boxology.

Here is a serious example:

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A power supply consisting of a full wave rectifier circuit feeding a capacitor input filter circuit

Figure 1.

And here are some very silly examples:

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`/ '--------_- - - - - _/ `--------'

Figure 2.

There is an important subgenre of ASCII art that puns on the standard character names in the fashion of a rebus.

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| +--------------------------------------------------------+ "A Bee in the Carrot Patch"

Figure 3.

Within humorous ASCII art, there is, for some reason, an entire flourishing subgenre of pictures of silly cows.

One is shown in Figure 2; here are three more:

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~~ Satanic cow



This cow is a Yuppie

Cow in love

Figure 4.

(http://gagme.wwa.com/~boba/scarecrow.html).



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