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BigFont

Build status Build Status codecov NuGet version License: MIT

A C# Class Library for transforming strings into large, stylized characters.

Why?

For fun, and because I needed something that would improve readability of big log files by adding something that would stick out when scrolling through them.

Installation

Install from the NuGet gallery GUI or with the Package Manager Console using the following command:

Install-Package BigFont

BigFont.BigFont

The BigFont class is the only type within the namespace.

Methods

Generate()

Generates a large string of characters corresponding to the input phrase.

Any character that doesn't exist in the alphabet will be replaced with a question mark.

Example
BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Block, BigFont.FontSize.Large)
Output
███    ███ ████████ ███       ███        ▄██████▄         ███         ███  ▄██████▄  ████████▄   ███       ████████▄
███    ███ ███      ███       ███       ███    ███        ███         ███ ███    ███ ███    ███  ███       ███   ▀███
███    ███ ███      ███       ███       ███    ███        ███         ███ ███    ███ ███    ███  ███       ███    ███
███▄▄▄▄███ ███▄▄▄   ███       ███       ███    ███        ███         ███ ███    ███ ███    ███  ███       ███    ███
███▀▀▀▀███ ███▀▀▀   ███       ███       ███    ███        ███   ▄█▄   ███ ███    ███ ████████▀   ███       ███    ███
███    ███ ███      ███       ███       ███    ███        ███  ▄█▀█▄  ███ ███    ███ ███▀██▄     ███       ███    ███
███    ███ ███      ███       ███       ███    ███        ███ ▄█▀ ▀█▄ ███ ███    ███ ███  ▀██▄   ███       ███   ▄███
███    ███ ████████ █████████ █████████  ▀██████▀         █████▀   ▀█████  ▀██████▀  ███    ▀██▄ █████████ ████████▀
BigFontGenerator.GenerateCaseSensitive("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Graffiti, BigFont.FontSize.Large)
Output
   ▄█    █▄                                               ▄█     █▄
  ███    ███                                             ███     ███
  ███    ███      ▄█████  █        █        ██████       ███     ███  ██████     █████  █       ██████▄
 ▄███▄▄▄▄███▄▄   ██   █  ██       ██       ██    ██      ███     ███ ██    ██   ██  ██ ██       ██   ▀██
▀▀███▀▀▀▀███▀   ▄██▄▄    ██       ██       ██    ██      ███     ███ ██    ██  ▄██▄▄█▀ ██       ██    ██
  ███    ███   ▀▀██▀▀    ██       ██       ██    ██      ███     ███ ██    ██ ▀███████ ██       ██    ██
  ███    ███     ██   █  ██▌    ▄ ██▌    ▄ ██    ██      ███ ▄█▄ ███ ██    ██   ██  ██ ██▌    ▄ ██   ▄██
  ███    █▀      ███████ ████▄▄██ ████▄▄██  ██████        ▀███▀███▀   ██████    ██  ██ ████▄▄██ ██████▀

Other Sizes and Fonts

Medium Block

Example
foreach (string s in BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Block, BigFont.FontSize.Medium))
    Console.WriteLine(s);
Output
██   ██ ██████ ██       ██       ▄██████▄      ██      ██ ▄██████▄ █████▄ ██       ██████▄
██   ██ ██     ██       ██       ██    ██      ██      ██ ██    ██ ██  ██ ██       ██   ▀██
██▄▄▄██ ██▄▄   ██       ██       ██    ██      ██      ██ ██    ██ ██  ██ ██       ██    ██
██▀▀▀██ ██▀▀   ██       ██       ██    ██      ██ ▄██▄ ██ ██    ██ █████▀ ██       ██    ██
██   ██ ██     ██       ██       ██    ██      ██▄█▀▀█▄██ ██    ██ ██▀█▄  ██       ██   ▄██
██   ██ ██████ ████████ ████████ ▀██████▀      ███▀  ▀███ ▀██████▀ ██ ▀██ ████████ ██████▀

Small Block

Example
foreach (string s in BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Block, BigFont.FontSize.Small))
    Console.WriteLine(s);
Output
██  ██ █████ ██     ██     ▄█████▄    ██     ██ ▄█████▄ █████▄ ██     █████▄
██▄▄██ ██▄▄  ██     ██     ██   ██    ██     ██ ██   ██ ██  ██ ██     ██   ██
██▀▀██ ██▀▀  ██     ██     ██   ██    ██ ▄█▄ ██ ██   ██ ████▀  ██     ██   ██
██  ██ █████ ██████ ██████ ▀█████▀    ███▀ ▀███ ▀█████▀ ██ ▀█▄ ██████ █████▀

Large Graffiti

Example
foreach (string s in BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Graffiti, BigFont.FontSize.Large))
    Console.WriteLine(s);
Output
   ▄█    █▄       ▄████████  ▄█        ▄█        ▄██████▄          ▄█     █▄   ▄██████▄     ▄████████  ▄█       ████████▄
  ███    ███     ███    ███ ███       ███       ███    ███        ███     ███ ███    ███   ███    ███ ███       ███   ▀███
  ███    ███     ███    █▀  ███       ███       ███    ███        ███     ███ ███    ███  ▄███▄▄▄▄██▀ ███       ███    ███
 ▄███▄▄▄▄███▄▄  ▄███▄▄▄     ███       ███       ███    ███        ███     ███ ███    ███ ▀▀███▀▀▀▀▀   ███       ███    ███
▀▀███▀▀▀▀███▀  ▀▀███▀▀▀     ███       ███       ███    ███        ███     ███ ███    ███ ▀███████████ ███       ███    ███
  ███    ███     ███    █▄  ███       ███       ███    ███        ███     ███ ███    ███   ███    ███ ███       ███    ███
  ███    ███     ███    ███ ███▌    ▄ ███▌    ▄ ███    ███        ███ ▄█▄ ███ ███    ███   ███    ███ ███▌    ▄ ███   ▄███
  ███    █▀      ██████████ █████▄▄██ █████▄▄██  ▀██████▀          ▀███▀███▀   ▀██████▀    ███    ███ █████▄▄██ ████████▀

Medium Graffiti

Example
foreach (string s in BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Graffiti, BigFont.FontSize.Medium))
    Console.WriteLine(s);
Output
  ██   █       ▄█████  █        █        ██████        █     █   ██████     █████  █       ██████▄
  ██   ██     ██   █  ██       ██       ██    ██      ██     ██ ██    ██   ██  ██ ██       ██   ▀██
 ▄██▄▄▄██▄▄  ▄██▄▄    ██       ██       ██    ██      ██     ██ ██    ██  ▄██▄▄█▀ ██       ██    ██
▀▀██▀▀▀██▀  ▀▀██▀▀    ██       ██       ██    ██      ██     ██ ██    ██ ▀███████ ██       ██    ██
  ██   ██     ██   █  ██▌    ▄ ██▌    ▄ ██    ██      ██ ▄█▄ ██ ██    ██   ██  ██ ██▌    ▄ ██   ▄██
  ██   ██     ███████ ████▄▄██ ████▄▄██  ██████        ███▀███   ██████    ██  ██ ████▄▄██ ██████▀

Small Graffiti

Example
foreach (string s in BigFontGenerator.Generate("Hello World", BigFont.Font.Graffiti, BigFont.FontSize.Small))
    Console.WriteLine(s);
Output
 ██  █    ▄████   █      █      █████      █   █   █████    █████  █     █████▄
 ██▄▄██▄  ██     ██     ██     ██   ██    ██   ██ ██   ██  ██  ██ ██     ██   ██
▀██▀▀██  ▀██▀▀   ██   ▄ ██   ▄ ██   ██    ██▄█▄██ ██   ██ ▄██▄▄█▀ ██   ▄ ██   ██
 ██  ██   ██████ ██▄▄██ ██▄▄██  █████      ██▀██   █████   ██  ██ ██▄▄██ █████▀

Notes

The character strings were generated by the following application using the "Delta Corps Priest 1" font. I created the number and punctuation characters in the same style.

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/

Configuration

Modify Default Font and Font Size

Configure the default font and font size for the class by changing the two constant variables in the Variables region:

#region Variables

/// <summary>
/// The default font.
/// </summary>
private const Font defaultFont = Font.Block;

/// <summary>
/// The default font size.
/// </summary>
private const FontSize defaultFontSize = FontSize.Large;

#endregion

Programmatically Change Defaults

Modify the DefaultFont and DefaultFontSize properties upon the first usage of the class to change the default values. This will override defaults specified in the Variables section.

BigFont.DefaultFont = BigFont.Font.Block;
BigFont.DefaultFontSize = BigFont.FontSize.Large;

Acceptable values can be found in the Font and FontSize enumerations, but are:

Fonts:

  • Font.Block
  • Font.Graffiti

Font Sizes:

  • FontSize.Large
  • FontSize.Medium
  • FontSize.Small

Additional Fonts and Font Sizes

Additional fonts and font sizes can be added by adding new values corresponding to the new size and/or font to the Font and FontSize enumerations, then by adding additional statements within the BigFont() constructor, copying the existing functionality. Alphabet.Add() statements should reference the appropriate font and font size enumeration values corresponding to the letter being added.

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