I don’t know about you, but I love both charts and ASCII… so when I heard about a font that combines them, I had to write about it.
In their own words:
FatFonts is based on a new type of numeric typeface designed for visualization purposes that bridge the gap between numeric and visual representations. FatFonts are based on Arabic numerals but, unlike regular numeric typefaces, the amount of ink (dark pixels) used for each digit is proportional to its quantitative value. This enables accurate reading of the numerical data while preserving an overall visual context.
The fonts are designed so that the amount of dark pixels in a numeral character is proportional to the number it represents.
They provide 1 level digits …
… or multi level digits.
This is absolutely great for ASCII drawings.