Turn many pieces of ANSI text art and ASCII/NFO plain text into HTML5 text using RetroTxt. The browser agnostic WebExtension that takes retro text files and stylises them into a more pleasing, useful format to view and copy in a web browser.
- View ANSI, ASCII, NFO, Shift JIS, PCBoard, Wildcat text art as HTML
- RGB 16.7 million, xterm 256 and IBM VGA 16 colour support
- Swappable ANSI palettes, xterm, VGA, CGA, monochrome and switchable iCE Colors
- Swappable ASCII & NFO colour themes, DOS, Windows, Amiga, C-64, Apple II, Atari ST
- SAUCE metadata parsing
- Multiple text encodings support including CP437, ISO-8959-1, Windows-1252, Shift JIS
- Text rendering toggles, smeared, shadow and normal
- Multiple IBM PC font support such as VGA, PS/2, EGA, CGA, MDA plus variants and more
- Various Amiga fonts plus Mona, Commodore PETSCII, Atari ATASCII, Atari ST and Apple II
- A lot of Bulletin Board System era ANSI art that relied on the 80x25 terminal with cursor positioning to create visual text motion and animations do not convert to HTML
Chrome 55 or Firefox 55 or newer browsers.
After install you can run RetroTxt on any text or ANSI art file viewed in the browser by clicking the toolbar button.
Selected toolbar button
You can test the RetroTxt install by clicking on one of the 10 Sample artworks found on the
welcome.html tab that launches after installation.
Elsewhere there are thousands of text files hosted at textfiles.com or Project Gutenberg's plain text books. Or download one of the amazing text art packs created by Blocktronics or found at textmod.es and use the
file:/// protocol to browse and view the text art files saved onto your hard drive.
Chrome requires Allow access to file URLs selected if you wish to use RetroTxt with text files stored on your local computer.
GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
An important note about the license
While RetroTxt uses a GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0, the included fonts are not. You should read each font license that is in the
fonts/ subdirectory before redistribution, as some of the added collections do not permit the sale or modification of their fonts and packages.
RetroTxt ANSI logo Zeus II Twitter @Zeus_II
- PC fonts The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack by Viler
- Commodore Amiga fonts Multi Platform Fonts In Amiga Aspect v1.0 by TrueSchool Ascii
- Apple II font Print Char 21 by Kreative Korp
- Atari ATASCI font Atari Classic TrueType Fonts by Mark L. Simonson
- Atari ST font 8x16 system font by divVerent
- Commodore 64 font C64 Pro Mono TrueType v1.2 from Style
Options icons by Google Material Design
Tippy tooltips by atomiks