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cfont styles

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This is a silly little command line tool for sexy fonts in the console. Give your cli some love.

Installing

To install the CLI app, simply NPM install it globally.

$ npm install cfonts -g

To use it in your shell:

$ cfonts "Hello|World\!"

Remember to escape the ! character with \ in the shell

Or use it in your project:

const CFonts = require('cfonts');

CFonts.say('Hello|world!', {
	font: 'block',              // define the font face
	align: 'left',              // define text alignment
	colors: ['system'],         // define all colors
	background: 'transparent',  // define the background color, you can also use `backgroundColor` here as key
	letterSpacing: 1,           // define letter spacing
	lineHeight: 1,              // define the line height
	space: true,                // define if the output text should have empty lines on top and on the bottom
	maxLength: '0',             // define how many character can be on one line
});

All settings are optional and shown here with their default

You can use CFonts in your project without the direct output to the console:

const CFonts = require('cfonts');

const prettyFont = CFonts.render('Hello|world!', {/* same settings object as above */});

prettyFont.string  // the ansi string for sexy console font
prettyFont.array   // returns the array for the output
prettyFont.lines   // returns the lines used
prettyFont.options // returns the options used

Usage

Using the CLI is easy.

Usage: cfonts  "<value>" [option1] <input1> [option2] <input1>,<input2> [option3] etc...

At any point you can run the help command to get a full list of commands and how to use them.

$ cfonts --help

Supported Characters

A O 2 2 =
B P 3 3 @
C Q 4 4 #
D R 5 5 $
E S 6 6 %
F T 7 7 &
G U 8 8 (
H V 9 9 )
I W ! ! /
J X ? ? :
K Y . . ;
L Z + + ,
M 0 - - (space)
N 1 _ _

The | character will be replaced with a line break

Options

-h, --help

Type: <command>
Default value: none

This shows a list of all available options.

$ cfonts --help

-V, --version

Type: <command>
Default value: none

This shows the installed version.

$ cfonts --version

text

Type: <string>
Default value: ""

This is the "textinput" to be converted into a nice font

$ cfonts "Hello world"

-f, --font

Type: <string>
Default value: "block"

This is the font face you want to use. So far this plugin ships with with following font faces:

$ cfonts "text" -f "console"
  • console [colors: 1] console font style
  • block [colors: 2] (default) block font style
  • simple [colors: 1] simple font style
  • simpleBlock [colors: 1] simple-block font style
  • 3d [colors: 2] 3d font style
  • simple3d [colors: 1] simple-3d font style
  • chrome [colors: 3] chrome font style
  • huge [colors: 2] huge font style

-a, --align

Type: <string>
Default value: "left"

You can align your text in the terminal with this option. Use the keywords below:

  • left (default)
  • center
  • right
$ cfonts "text" -a "center"

-c, --colors

Type: <string list>
Default value: ['system']

With this setting you can set the colors for your font. Use the below color strings built in by chalk. Provide colors in a comma-separated string, eg: red,blue (no spaces) The system color falls back to the system color of your terminal.

  • system (default)
  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white
  • gray
  • redBright
  • greenBright
  • yellowBright
  • blueBright
  • magentaBright
  • cyanBright
  • whiteBright
$ cfonts "text" --colors white,blue

-b, --background

Type: <string>
Default value: "transparent"

With this setting you can set the background colors for the output. Use the below color strings built in by chalk. Provide the background color from the below supported list, eg: 'white'

  • transparent (default)
  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white
  • blackBright
  • redBright
  • greenBright
  • yellowBright
  • blueBright
  • magentaBright
  • cyanBright
  • whiteBright
$ cfonts "text" --background "Green"

-l, --letter-spacing

Type: <integer>
Default value: 1

Set this option to widen the space between characters.

$ cfonts "text" --letter-spacing 2

-z, --line-height

Type: <integer>
Default value: 1

Set this option to widen the space between lines.

$ cfonts "text" --line-height 2

-s, --spaceless

Type: <boolen>
Default value: true

Set this option to false if you don't want the plugin to insert two empty lines on top and on the bottom of the output.

$ cfonts "text" --spaceless

-m, --max-length

Type: <integer>
Default value: 0

This option sets the maximum characters that will be printed on one line. 0 means no max width and the text will break at the edge of the terminal window.

$ cfonts "text" --max-length 15

Contributing

To build the repo install dependencies via:

yarn

and run the watch to continuously transpile the code.

npm run watch

Please look at the coding style and work with it, not against it ;)

Test

The package comes with a bunch of unit tests and a test suite for font files.

Run the unit tests via:

npm test:unit

Run the font test suite via:

npm test:fonts

This tool checks:

  • the existence of the font
  • all attributes of a font
  • each character for:
    • existence
    • consistent width
    • consistent lines

Or run all tests via:

npm run test

Release History

  • 2.1.3 - Refactored some loops
  • 2.1.2 - Made WinSize more robust
  • 2.1.1 - Fixed size detection in non-tty environments
  • 2.1.0 - Rebuilt cfonts with pure functions, made colors case-insensitive
  • 2.0.1 - Fixed terminal width detection
  • 2.0.0 - Added tests, split into more pure functions
  • 1.2.0 - Added transparent and system as default background and color option, added backgroundColor as alias for background, upgraded deps
  • 1.1.3 - Fixed help text, removing old -t option
  • 1.1.2 - Fixed issue with older commander version #3, updated docs
  • 1.1.1 - moved from babel-polyfill to babel-plugin-transform-runtime, added files to package.json, added images to docs, fixed dependencies
  • 1.1.0 - transpiled code to support node 0.12.15 and up
  • 1.0.2 - fixed background in console font, added comma, added font huge, added render method, added candy color
  • 1.0.1 - added chrome font, fonttest
  • 1.0.0 - refactor, added alignment and line height option, new cli commands, added simpleBlock
  • 0.0.13 - fixed simple3d
  • 0.0.12 - fixed simple3d and added to grunt test
  • 0.0.11 - added simple3d font
  • 0.0.10 - added npmignore, added to docs
  • 0.0.9 - added console font
  • 0.0.8 - fixed bugs, docs
  • 0.0.7 - changed to settings object
  • 0.0.6 - added 3d font
  • 0.0.5 - added grunt test
  • 0.0.4 - fixed simple font
  • 0.0.3 - fixes, added simple font
  • 0.0.2 - fixed paths
  • 0.0.1 - alpha test

License

Copyright (c) 2018 Dominik Wilkowski. Licensed under the GNU GPLv2.