How to Make a Lotus Flower with Keyboard Characters

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The art of combining simple keyboard characters together to make an image is referred to as ASCII art. Examples of this artistic style can be found as early as the 1960s. While typing out images using the keyboard can be time-consuming, the result will be worth the wait. Including a simple ASCII lotus in a text file can add a fun and artistic touch that will be well appreciated by the file's recipient.

  • Open a text-editing application like Microsoft Word or Notepad. Select Arial as the font for your ASCII image.

  • Type " .=.A.=." and press "Enter." Make sure to include the 11 spaces before the text and to omit the quotation marks.

  • Type " .=./\ / \ /.=." and press "Enter."

  • Type " (-.'-; | | ;-'.-)" and press "Enter."

  • Type " \ \/ \/ /" and press "Enter."

  • Type " ; \ / ;" and press "Enter."

  • Type " | | | |" and press "Enter."

  • Type " ;,"-.-"-.-",;" and press "Enter."

  • Type " \/^\ /^\//" and press "Enter."

  • Type " \ ` /" and press "Enter."

  • Type " ',___,'" and press "Enter."

  • Type " \V//" and press "Enter."

  • Type " |||" and press "Enter." Repeat this line a total of three times to complete the stem of the newly blooming lotus flower.

  • Save your file to your hard drive. Copy and paste this text into a document to add your lotus flower.

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