JavE logo Java Ascii Versatile Editor

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May 22nd, 2010 new
There is a new integration build of JavE 6.0 available for testing. Besides minor improvements it also includes a converter to create KiCad electronic components from images. Yes, this one is a bit off topic for an Ascii-Art converter :-)
April 10th, 2009
I have started a Blog, where I will write about my DIY projects and maybe also about JavE.
March 29th, 2009 August 11th, 2008
The first HTML version of the FIGfont Version 2 FIGfont and FIGdriver Standard is now online.

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Screenshot JavE 6.0 RC2


JavE is a free Ascii Editor. Rather than for editing texts, it is intended for drawing simple diagrams by using Ascii characters.
It is like a graphics editor for editing texts instead of images.

JavE screenshot drawing a line Use your
mouse to
draw texts!
  ,' -> create Ascii art                  `.
 /  -> draw sketches for e-mails            \
|  -> comment source code of programs        |
| -> diagrams for visually handicaped people |
 \  -> ...                                  /
  `._______  _____________________________,'
      O  /'
JavE is written in 100% pure Java and so should run on almost every operating system.
It is a standalone application and not available as applet.


  • Freehand painting by mouse
  • FIGlet support - 195 fonts included
  • GIF/JPG/BMP to Ascii conversion with multiple options
  • crash recovery - edited documents can be recovered by JavE when starting the next time
  • Free shape selection tool
  • Easy textbox editing (borders, move, rescale)
  • Extendable clipart library
  • Export for multiple purposes (HTML, Java/C++/C/... comment)
  • move/copy/mirror/flip/rot13/...
  • And many many more - check it out!


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