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The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character (RFC8140) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249771D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Apr-02
Document File: 32 page(s) / 31K

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A. Farrel: AUTHOR


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, where princes were available to those who knew how to kiss, and frogs could be picked up by the handful and were sold in brown paper bags at the shop on the corner of your street, there was an impish discovery made by the appropriately named Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg. His name, it turned out, was coincidentally fortuitous for when he uncovered the Gutenberg Press he was able to claim it as his own.

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Independent Submission                                         A. Farrel Request for Comments: 8140                            Old Dog Consulting Category: Informational                                     1 April 2017 ISSN: 2070-1721

     The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an   Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character


   Ever since Gutenberg discovered and patented ASCII and the    corresponding "Courier New" font with its now-famous "ten" point    size, artisans and artificers have striven to represent their views    of the world in print.

   Similarly, starting from Darwin's discovery of the hippogriff and his    subsequent registration of the creature as an International Trade    Mark, men (and some women) have struggled to catalog the fabulous    variety that is called "nature".

   This document supplies a number of representations of all manner of    things (both elemental and hypothetical) supplied by some of our best    collectors of curios and delivered in a manner that may well be    reused by the cunning document author.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Farrel                        Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8140                        ASCII Art                   1 April 2017

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   2.  Beasts of the Land  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.1.  The Troll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     2.2.  The Unicorn Rampant . . . . . . . . ....