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ASCII 1.4.0

ASCII is a simple macOS tool that can be used to design and generate 8x8 glyphs and icons for electronics projects based on monochrome and bi-colour LED matrix displays.

For more information on using ASCII — and a binary download — please see this page.

Release Notes

  • 1.4.0 10 December 2020
    • Add pixel shifting: left, right, up and down with Cmd-arrow.
    • Add keyboard shortcuts.
    • Big Sur-style icon.
  • 1.3.1 23 November 2020
    • Fix 'stuck' pixels.
  • 1.3.0 13 November 2020
    • Support three-colour LED matrices.
    • Apple Silicon support.
  • 1.2.1 4 February 2020
    • Fix cut-and-paste in hex code entry/readout field.
    • App now quits when the window is closed.
    • New app icon.
  • 1.2.0 27 January 2020
    • Re-orient grid co-ordinates.
    • Support click-and-hold to ‘paint’ pixels.
    • Add horizontal and vertical flipping.
    • Add a choice to output or input byte values in string or array forms.
    • Add Actions menu as an alternative to the buttons.
    • Support macOS Dark Mode.
  • 1.1.3 26 July 2018
    • Initial release.

Licence and Copyright

ASCII’s source code is licensed under the MIT license.

ASCII source code, artwork and UI design are copyright © 2020, Tony Smith.