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).