ASCII Editor Info: #01 External library
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- file type: text
- extension: *.dat
- directory: Program directory

Sample files:
1.) Invert library                 ("invert.dat"    or intern)
2.) Gray scale conversion library  ("bmp2ascii.dat" or intern)
3.) Pre-convert to lineart library ("lna.dat"                )

You could select your own files in the configure dialog of ASCII Editor. The
program has a intern Invert- and Conversion-library, but the results aren't
so good.
WARNING:
You could create your own libs, but the program didn't check them !
It is recommended to modify one of the sample files (backup before).


The formats:

1.) Invert library

    - 96 Characters
    - first line: ord (32)
      last  line: ord(126)
    - lines format: "a=b" (3 characters)
                     a:= original character
                     b:= replace character
    -> Only a change of "b" takes effect, the first two chars ("a=") should only
       help to navigate.

2.) Gray scale conversion library

    - 96 Characters
    - first char: light (normally Space)
      last  char: dark  (normally '#'  )
    - Only first line is used.

3.) Pre-convert to lineart library

    - no default length
    - border must exists
    - "END" instead of last (bottom) border
    -> The program checks all chars around the active one and replace it if the
       fields are identically: 2B = Checked character

         ABC
        +---+
      1 |  *|
      2 | * |="New"
      3 |*  |
        +---+

         >If the fields around 2B are identically then 2B is replaced by "New".
         >If 2B is empty or space then the field isn't checked.
         >If no agreement is found then 2B isn't changed.

       Example:

       Picture =        *
                       * *
                      *   *
                     *     *

       Library =         +---+
                         |*  |
                         | * |=\
                         |  *|
                         +---+
                         |  *|
                         | * |=/
                         |*  |
                         END

       Result =         *
                       / \
                      /   \
                     *     *



If you create your own files, I would be very happy if you send me a copy of them.