This challenge involves creating or parsing pictures using text characters as the paint. Typically this uses only 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963.

Challenges with the tag involve graphic design that consists of (printable) ASCII characters.

Examples of usages:

  • Challenges to generate ASCII art (sometimes based on user input).
  • Challenges to manipulate ASCII art (e.g., enlarging).

Note that some challenges, such as this one, are tagged with as well. This generally means the same thing, except for that the desired output usually contains non-ASCII characters.