# How to draw colored text, multiline, monospaced

Wondering how to draw this using different colors (such as each letter a different color) so that it appears in the document like this:

   / \  / ___| / ___|_ _|_ _|
/ _ \ \___ \| |    | | | |
/ ___ \ ___) | |___ | | | |
/_/   \_\____/ \____|___|___|


But A is blue, S is red, etc.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{color}
\catcode!=13
\def!#1!{\color{#1}}
\begin{document}
\begin{verbatim}
!red!   / \   !blue!/ ___| !green! / ___|!yellow!|_ _|!cyan!|_ _|
!red!  / _ \  !blue!\___ \ !green!| |    !yellow! | | !cyan! | |
!red! / ___ \ !blue! ___) |!green!| |___ !yellow! | | !cyan! | |
!red!/_/   \_\!blue!\____/ !green! \____|!yellow!|___|!cyan!|___|
\end{verbatim}
\end{document}

• +1: How does !red! use all that follows as an argument (even if there are spaces between the characters that follow)? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Dec 22 '18 at 15:45
• @Dr.ManuelKuehner I used \color not \textcolor`, that does not take an argument. – David Carlisle Dec 22 '18 at 15:46
• Thanks - I should have see this myself :). – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Dec 22 '18 at 15:46