How to Draw a Rose With Keyboard Text

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How to Draw a Rose With Keyboard Text
Creating a textual to visual representation of a rose is easy. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Standard keyboard text can be used to create art, and a rose is a simple example. This kind of art, called American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) art, evolved from early personal computers that lacked a graphical user interface (GUI). Users create ASCII art by combining specific keyboard characters to represent a visual image.

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  1. 1

    Locate the following characters on your keyboard: @ } - , ' >

  2. 2

    Combine those characters in a format that suits your preference. For instance, for a long-stemmed rose, combine the characters like this: @}--,--'-- Another variant looks like this: @>}--,--'--

  3. 3

    To send a dozen roses, type this: 12 x @}--,--'--

Tips and warnings

  • You can make the rose's stem as long as you like, but an ASCII rose looks best with one or two "leaves" (The comma and apostrophe keys).

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