Opening of the first modules a new Gemini station

nervuri nervuri at disroot.org
Wed May 19 18:05:08 BST 2021


On Tue, 2021-05-18, Frank Jüdes wrote:
> 1. 🖨 Large Characters
>    Easily create flashy banner-texts in many different fonts with the
>    this utility: It reads your text and prints it out in all 290
>    installed character-sets, ready for you to copy and past into your
>    own page. ➡ gemini://h2903872.stratoserver.net/cgi-bin/figlet

Nice.  Similar to https://www.patorjk.com/software/taag/

But using ASCII-art and stylized Unicode characters has accessibility
implications that have been discussed at length on this list [1] and
elsewhere [2].  The output of your Unicode Text Converter [3] doesn't
play well with screen readers, so please add a notice pointing this out.
Also, it's good practice to label preformatted blocks that contain ASCII
art in the same way you would add an "alt" attribute to an HTML <img>
tag.  Example:

``` ASCII-art text: "test"
 _            _
| |_ ___  ___| |_
| __/ _ \/ __| __|
| ||  __/\__ \ |_
 \__\___||___/\__|

```

[1] https://lists.orbitalfox.eu/archives/gemini/2021/005631.html
[2] gemini://ew.srht.site/en/2021/20210411-upd-re-your-gemlog-may-not-be-accessible.gmi
[3] gemini://h2903872.stratoserver.net/cgi-bin/UnicodeText


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