Once upon a time when I made ASCII Art, I was a great fan of the FixedSys font. It is a monospace font which works very well for illustrating with text. However, in my Windows Vista computer the FixedSys font is missing. I looked for it, tried other options, but was not happy. So I went online to see what people were writing about it.
I now know that FixedSys has been given an upgrade of sorts and is now known as Consolas. I found Consolas and gave it a try. It is nicer, maybe nicer and smoother than the old FixedSys.
While searching for information I found the font called FixedSys Excelsior. It is like the old fashioned FixedSys but it is less smooth than the new Consolas font.