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