ascii-line art question

New Here ,
Dec 21, 2009 Dec 21, 2009

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Hi,

I have made a series of ascii-drawings as illustrations for a story book.
This is very font sensitive and the font that I am using is "Courier".

An example is shown below.



                                                       ~V~
    ~V~                                          ~V~    )           ~V~
     )                                            ) >-~-<            )
>-~-<                                        >-~-<  \  /~       >-~-<
\,,,,\,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,\,,/~,,,,,,,,,,,,,/,,,/~,,,,,,,


I need to make large sized prints of these ascii drawings, for a gallery show.

I am a newbie when it comes to digital art production. Any suggestions?
Would re-typing these pictures in adobe illustrator in Courier font at a large font size work?
Are there any better methods?

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Set them in Illustrator or InDesign, convert all type to outlines and then

save as a PDF. Then anyone can print it at any size (it's vector) and you

won't have to worry about characters shifting, etc. and ruining the

integrity of your illustrations.

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There is no good reason to convert the type to outlines. Simply export to PDF with fonts embedded. Converting to outlines bloats the file and can result in blotchy text at smaller magnifications. Text realized via fonts using intelligent scaling via the "hinting" in the fonts. There is no downside to embedding the fonts.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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