AA-lib is a low level gfx library just as many other libraries are. The main difference is that AA-lib does not require graphics device. In fact, there is no graphical output possible. AA-lib replaces those old-fashioned output methods with a powerful ASCII art renderer. The API is designed to be similar to other graphics libraries.
JChassis ANSI Terminal Controller is a Java API for controlling ANSI-compliant terminals and terminal emulators such a Linux virtual terminals, xterm, Gnome Terminal, and KDE Konsole. The library can be used to display character styles and colors and graphical characters in those environments. It is a repackaging of various JChassis modules into a standalone library that does not require the JChassis SDK or framework.
JChassis TermUI is an API for simple GUI-like user interfaces on ANSI/VT100-compliant terminals and terminal emulators, such as Linux virtual terminals, GNOME Terminal, and KDE Konsole. The intent is similar to that of the ncurses library, but done in pure Java. Several commonly used widgets are available.
TN5250j is an AS400 Telnet 5250 written in Java. The emulator provides some of the more advance functions of the 5250 datastream such as edit masks, graphical windows, continued editing fields, etc. It includes a file transfer function to multiple formats such as Open Office and Excel via full SQL query statements, spool file exporting to text or PDF, the ability to email after transfer or export, scripting in Python via the jython language, and more.
basE91 is an advanced method for encoding binary data as ASCII characters. It is similar to UUencode or base64, but is more efficient. The overhead produced by basE91 depends on the input data. It amounts at most to 23% (versus 33% for base64) and can range down to 14%, which typically occurs on 0-byte blocks. This makes basE91 very useful for transferring larger files over binary unsafe connections like e-mail or terminal lines.