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Change in proportion after txt export?
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:27:42 AM »

Hi! I'm trying to start a small coding project that includes ASCII/ANSI art. So I was grateful when I stumbled upon REXPaint, which is literally what I've been looking for - a program where I can create pixel-like art, format it into a txt file, and then copy & paste the txt into my code. But I'm confused about why my drawings seem to get squished proportion-wise when going from the REXPaint program to the txt format? I'm not very familiar with coding so I wasn't sure if I should be using the xp format instead?

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Re: Change in proportion after txt export?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 03:29:59 AM »

Welcome oldboots, glad you've found the tool you need for the job :)

The results you're seeing are just "squished" because how an image appears in text is entirely a function of the font you use. By default REXPaint is using square fonts, but when you view the same thing in a text editor you're almost certainly not using a square font, but a rectangular one. What you can do in order to draw something that will look more like the final result is use a non-square font. The REXPaint ANSI download, as well as the Resources page on the website, both have a number of more typical vertical fonts that might suit your needs.

(And I'm not sure how pertinent it is, but maybe you could mention what your final goal is here.)
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