A new issue of the academic journal WiderScreen was released today, and includes a text by me. The theme of the issue is text art, and my text takes a critical look at the terminology surrounding text graphics. In short, I look at ASCII, PETSCII, Unicode art and Shift-JIS and ask whether these encoding terms are the most relevant way to categorize them today.

Read the article: full article or my shorter comment on Chipflip.

There are some very good contributions by e.g Raquel Meyers, Tommy Musturi, Gleb Albert, Dan Farrimond, Markku Reunanen, Daniel Botz and many more. So you should check out the whole issue, if you’re into this texty stuff.