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Re: LYNX-DEV new entities

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV new entities
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 10:55:49 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Audin Malmin wrote:

> > 
> > Hiram Lester, Jr. wrote:
> > > On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Audin Malmin wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Make the standard "unsupported char" symbol a link to an ASCII drawing 
> > > > of 
> > > > the character......  :)
> > > 
> > > Cool idea.  I tried to convince Fote back about the first of this year
> > > that lynx needed a GIF/JPG to ASCII renderer. ;)
> > 
> > Similar things exist and work quite good if the terminal is good enough.
> > On VT420 and better you can have 132x48 screen. You can also redefine
> > characters (in one of the alternate sets) and make them contain "pixels".
> > Last time I used something like this, resolution was around 300x200 in 3
> > colors.
> If one has a terminal that can do SIXEL graphics (Kermit can handle it...and a
> couple of real VTsomethings...) then you can use GifSixel to view gifs and
> jpegs...  I have this set up as a #mimetype (or whatever it is in lynx.cfg)...
> so selecting a link to one of these graphic types brings up gifsixel...
> (Gifsixel is primarialy a VMS doesn't come with a makefile,
> so one has to compile it by hand (it's not TOO hard, as it's smallish.)...  I
> also had to hack it a bit to handle modern Gif89a files...  It's not truly
> clean or elegant, but it does work...)

There's also a program called 'gifscii' or 'gif2ascii' for UNIX, but I
don't think it supports color. Another thing that might be cool would be
allowing external "filters" to be run on the content of certain elements,
so that (say) H1's could be rendered with 'banner' or 'figlet'.

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