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Handy QR Generator: qrcode.show
Some days ago I was thinking about the possibility to have QR Codes on
the terminal,and I was considering whether some ASCII Art with
spaces would do the trick.
Then I discovered qrcode.show, which seems pretty much to address the displaying part:
Unfortunately… the embedded player for asciinema leaves some spaces that make it difficult to appreciate the result. Here is a snapshot of how I see it from my terminal:
The nifty thing is that it’s leveraging only three special characters, plus the space:
- FULL BLOCK
- UPPER HALF BLOCK
- LOWER HALF BLOCK
- a simple space
This is a great idea, because terminal fonts are usually higher than wide, hence it makes sense to pack two pixels in a single character.
It’s a good starting point indeed…
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