Big Ascii Text Generator
March 30, 2020 3:01 PM   Subscribe

In case you need to make some big, cool text.
posted by Sokka shot first (18 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
Looks like a front-end for http://www.figlet.org. Fun!
posted by mdoar at 3:11 PM on March 30 [6 favorites]


Dancing font is adorable, and I need someone to explain how to post ascii text in a Metafilter comment.
posted by meese at 3:35 PM on March 30


Cool! It's nice to see more dumb stuff on the web.

(I attempted to do this in big text but Metafilter defeated me. Curses!)
posted by suetanvil at 3:35 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


(And yes, I know, curses is a different thing.)
posted by suetanvil at 3:38 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Ah, they have my favorite:
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|d|i|g|i|t|a|l|
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

posted by jim in austin at 3:39 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]


Hint: place your figlet between tt and /tt format commands, both enclosed in <> brackets...
posted by jim in austin at 3:44 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


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posted by fleacircus at 3:49 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


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posted by en forme de poire at 4:04 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]



          _____                    _____                    _____                    _____          
         /\    \                  /\    \                  /\    \                  /\    \         
        /::\    \                /::\____\                /::\    \                /::\____\        
       /::::\    \              /:::/    /               /::::\    \              /:::/    /        
      /::::::\    \            /:::/    /               /::::::\    \            /:::/    /         
     /:::/\:::\    \          /:::/    /               /:::/\:::\    \          /:::/    /          
    /:::/__\:::\    \        /:::/    /               /:::/__\:::\    \        /:::/____/           
   /::::\   \:::\    \      /:::/    /                \:::\   \:::\    \      /::::\    \           
  /::::::\   \:::\    \    /:::/    /      _____    ___\:::\   \:::\    \    /::::::\    \   _____  
 /:::/\:::\   \:::\____\  /:::/____/      /\    \  /\   \:::\   \:::\    \  /:::/\:::\    \ /\    \ 
/:::/  \:::\   \:::|    ||:::|    /      /::\____\/::\   \:::\   \:::\____\/:::/  \:::\    /::\____\
\::/   |::::\  /:::|____||:::|____\     /:::/    /\:::\   \:::\   \::/    /\::/    \:::\  /:::/    /
 \/____|:::::\/:::/    /  \:::\    \   /:::/    /  \:::\   \:::\   \/____/  \/____/ \:::\/:::/    / 
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         \|___|                   ~~                       \/____/                  \/____/         
                                                                                                    

posted by rather be jorting at 4:28 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


Darn it, I was looking for a Big-ass Keytext Generator!
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:39 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]




This will for sure not impact my slack messages in the near future.
posted by Uncle at 5:47 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Oh good, I was getting ready to be all argle bargle this is just figlet get offa my lawn but luckily this was always already just figlet and my lawn's been empty for weeks.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:03 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


This is the MetaFilter I fell in love with!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:47 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]


===============================================

Greetings, adventurer!  

Welcome to...                                                   
   __  ___      ____ _   __  ___ __  __ ___            
  /  |/  /___  / __/(_) /  |/  // / / // _ \           
 / /|_/ // -_)/ _/ / / / /|_/ // /_/ // // /           
/_/  /_/ \__//_/  /_/ /_/  /_/ \____//____/            

                    ~~  
                  Home of 
             Nerd Thunderdome
                    and 
       the World's First Interactive 
           Crouton Petting Zoo 
                    ~~


What is your character's name? █


(for screenreaders: the text after "Welcome to..." says "MeFi MUD" in ascii art)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:34 AM on March 31 [6 favorites]


Fun stuff. I used this (or a similar site) last year to make a login banner for our HPC cluster, with the cluster name in big ASCII art.
posted by fings at 8:55 AM on March 31


I don’t know what y’all are doing there, but it doesn’t look like much of anything on my phone.
Got to get me to a big screen.
posted by MtDewd at 11:02 AM on March 31


> Looks like a front-end for http://www.figlet.org. Fun!

> I was getting ready to be all argle bargle this is just figlet

Well thanks to these comments I now know what figlet is and have brew install'd it with extreme prejudice. Amazing.
posted by Sokka shot first at 2:34 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


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