quote: So I started poking around Gamefaqs' publicly visible CSS sheet and saw they were using Helvetica. But of course Helvetica has been purged from Windows 7. So I went on a search for a replacement, arriving at Liberation Sans, a similar font
quote: So I started poking around Gamefaqs' publicly visible CSS sheet and saw they were using Helvetica. But of course Helvetica has been purged from Windows 7
quote: Some ASCII artists have produced art for display in proportional fonts. These ASCIIs, rather than using a purely shade-based correspondence, use characters for slopes and borders and use block shading. These ASCIIs generally offer greater precision and attention to detail than fixed-width ASCIIs for a lower character count, although they are not as universally accessible since they are usually relatively font-specific.
quote: This article/blog post is basically an advertisement for how dumb you are. Of coarse you must use a fixed width font to display ascii art. Any proportional font will ruin ascii art.I can tell through your writing how proud of yourself you are that you "figured" this out all by yourself. If you had taken 2.2 seconds to look at the gamefaqs page you would see the faq content is placed inside an html <pre> tag. That means the enclosed text is pre -formatted and directs the browser to render it using a fixed width font.