[rfc-i] Line art != ASCII art

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Sat Jan 19 01:07:33 PST 2013


On 2013/01/19 2:49, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Paul Hoffman<paul.hoffman at vpnc.org>  wrote:
>> The current draft equates the terms "line art" with "ASCII art". To some here, the terms might be the same, but that is not true outside this small group.
>
>
> So explain the intention.  Just add a note that "Historically 'line
> art' has meant 'ASCII art' in the context of RFCs.  Note that vector
> drawings are a superset in that ASCII art and images can both be
> generated from vector drawings, therefore 'line art' in this document
> can refer to either drawings rendered in ASCII or Unicode line drawing
> characters or vector drawings that can be rendered as ASCII or Unicode
> art and as bitmaps."

No, please not. Just use "ASCII art" to refer to "ASCII art".

Generating ASCII art from vector graphics is possible, but the result 
isn't pretty at all, and not worth that much text.

Regards,   Martin.


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