Display Ascii Banner Tag(s): String


Draw a string to an Image and then examine the Image created and output " ", "#" or "*" depending of the pixel value.
import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.RenderingHints;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

import javax.imageio.ImageIO;

public class AsciiBanner {

  public static void main (String ... args) throws IOException {
     // need to adjust for width and height
    BufferedImage image = new BufferedImage(144, 32, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);
    Graphics g = image.getGraphics();
    g.setFont(new Font("Dialog", Font.PLAIN, 20));
    Graphics2D graphics = (Graphics2D) g;
    graphics.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_TEXT_ANTIALIASING,
            RenderingHints.VALUE_TEXT_ANTIALIAS_ON);
    // the banner text may affect width and height
    graphics.drawString("Real's HowTo", 6, 24);
    ImageIO.write(image, "png", File.createTempFile("AsciiBanner.png", null));

    // need to adjust for width and height
    for (int y = 0; y < 32; y++) {
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        // need to adjust for width and height
        for (int x = 0; x < 144; x++)
            sb.append(image.getRGB(x, y) == -16777216 ? " " :
               image.getRGB(x, y) == -1 ? "#" : "*");
        if (sb.toString().trim().isEmpty()) continue;
        System.out.println(sb);
    }
  }
}
Output is :
        ######***                          ##  ##                  ##       ##                           ############
        #########*                         ##  ##                  ##       ##                           ############
        ##    **#*                         ##  **                  ##       ##                                ##
        ##     *#*                         ##  **                  ##       ##                                ##
        ##     *#*    *******    *******   ##  **   ******         ##       ##   ******* *#*    *#*    *#*    ##       *******
        ##    **#*    *#####**  *######*   ##      *######*        ##       ##  **#####** ***   *#*   ****    ##      **#####**
        ########**   *#** **#*  *#****#*   ##      *#****#*        ###########  *#** **#* *#*  **#*   *#*     ##      *#** **#*
        ######***    *#*   *#*        #*   ##      *#*             ###########  *#*   *#* *#*  *#*#*  *#*     ##      *#*   *#*
        ##  ****     *#######*    ****##   ##      *##****         ##       ##  *#*   *#*  *#* *#*#* *#*      ##      *#*   *#*
        ##   *#**    *#######*  **######   ##      ***###**        ##       ##  *#     #*  *#**** ** *#*      ##      *#     #*
        ##    *#*    *#*        *#****##   ##        ****#*        ##       ##  *#*   *#*  ****#* *#****      ##      *#*   *#*
        ##    *##*   *#*        *#*  *##   ##           *#*        ##       ##  *#*   *#*   *#*#* *#*#*       ##      *#*   *#*
        ##     *#*   *#** **#*  *#* **##*  ##      *#****#*        ##       ##  *#** **#*   *#*#* *###*       ##      *#** **#*
        ##     **#*  **#####**  *#######*  ##      *######*        ##       ##  **#####**    *#*   *#**       ##      **#####**
        ##      *#*   *******   *******#*  ##       ******         ##       ##   *******     *#*   *#*        ##       *******


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