ASCII Arty

Light-weight ASCII art generator

Description

ASCII Arty is a little ASCII art generator that uses the Figlet library. Just feed it a string and it'll create a fancy ASCII art image.

Features

  • Figlet font library

Examples

# Basic usage (cli)

Requirements

None

Install

  • (sudo) gem install artii

TODO

  • Allow integrated objects to accept a print out a pre-defined text value

  • Ability to load non *.flf files (fonts are available, .flc file-types seem to be an issue right now)

  • Ability to set custom configurations, so you don't have to constantly set the options (like font) unless you want to

  • Some nice built-in utilities (to make for easier demoing)

  • Font list should show samples of the faces in addition to the names

  • Font list should be able to show a given range (fonts starting with specific letters, or a range of letters)

  • Font list should be searchable (a la grep)

  • Font list needs to be generated from <strike>a) included fonts</strike> and b) a user-specified location (see To Do about custom configurations)

Prior Art

Figlet

Figlet (www.figlet.org) implementation written by Tim Fletcher (twoggle@gmail.com). Found originally in the text gem (github.com/threedaymonk/text), and re-implemented here due to its removal.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 Michael Tierney

miketierney.com

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