A challenge to the ASCII proponents.

Mark Hadfield m.hadfield at niwa.co.nz
Mon Jul 21 06:20:48 CEST 2003


Carl Banks wrote:

> Alan Kennedy <alanmk at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<3F168011.3AEB3EFC at hotmail.com>...
> 
>>So, the challenge to the ASCII proponents is: put the greek word
>>"gignooskoo" on everybody's screen, originating from a usenet message,
>>in the original greek, where "oo" -> greek letter omega.
> 
> I accept.
> 
>     ____        ____             ___    _____           ___
>    |       |   |       |\   |   /   \   \       |  /   /   \
>    |       |   |       | \  |   |   |    \      | /    |   |
>    |       |   |       |  \ |   |   |     >     |<     |   |
>    |       |   |       |   \|   \   /    /      | \    \   /
>    |       |   |       |    |   _\ /_   /____   |  \   _\ /_
> 
> 
> :-)
> 

I am old enough to remember ASCII art, though I won't admit to ever 
participating in this activity myself. (It used to be said that it makes 
one go blind.) I think that answer has to take first prize for originality.

I hope you won't think if I'm a spoilsport in pointing out that it fails 
the "everybody" test, as many people use proportional fonts in their 
news readers.



-- 
Mark Hadfield            "Ka puwaha te tai nei, Hoea tatou"
m.hadfield at niwa.co.nz
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)





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