Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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ASCII graphics

sometimes called ASCII art, a technique for drawing, making use of standard keyboard characters. ASCII art often uses the single character X to create images. The character may be repeated line after line, thousands of times, forming silhouettes and outlined forms. It was popular in the 1980s and was sometimes used to create large banners or signs with perforated computer printing paper. Best results are obtained when displayed in a fixed-pitch font. See fixed-pitch type.