extension ExtPose


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Turn pieces of ANSI based text art and ASCII, NFO plain text into HTML.

Image from store RetroTxt
Description from store Turn pieces of ANSI text art and ASCII, NFO documents into HTML using RetroTxt. RetroTxt is the Extension that takes legacy and plain text files and stylizes them into a more acceptable, useful format to view or copy from a web browser tab. - View ANSI, ASCII, NFO, Shift JIS text art as HTML. - View server and dev-op logs styled with colored text. - 16.7 million, 256 and standard 16 color support. - View BBS colored text files for Celerity, PC Board, Renegade, Telegard, Wildcat!, WVIV systems. - Swappable palettes; VGA, CGA, xterm, monochrome, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64 and switchable iCE Colors. - Customizable font and background colors. - SAUCE metadata parsing. - Multiple text encodings support including CP-437, ISO-8959-1, Windows-1252, Shift JIS. - Automatic block character, line artifact fixes. - Hundreds of IBM PC font choices such as VGA, PS/2, EGA, CGA, MDA plus variants, and more. - Various Amiga and home computer system fonts; Commodore, Atari, Apple, and more.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-09-03) Anatoli Verkhovski: Great little tool! I use it for viewing log from (simulated) embedded devices.
  • (2021-03-08) Kevin Ortiz: I don't usually take the time to rate stuff, but this extension has helped out quite a bit! Shoutout to the developer!
  • (2020-09-28) Jon Velapoldi: I use this for (IMO) one of the scourges of the internet, log files that use ANSI control sequences to just change the color of text output. And for that, this is one of the few consistent plugins that's reasonably well-maintaned. It's a bit hokey to set up for the purposes that I want, as the plugin assumes a 80-character width which isn't true for log files, but that's reasonably easy to work through with the myriad of options available (I pick Fonts -> Monospace (default), Display -> Windows (color pair), ANSI -> uncheck ANSI 80 column wrap, ANSI -> IBM VGA (color palette), ANSI -> Use iCE colors (checked) to show reasonably well).
  • (2017-12-05) Stewart Rap: Draws perhaps half of the ansis I view correctly. Lots of "unknown control" and "unknown function" errors.
  • (2017-07-15) FIBER0PTIC HELL: It works, its free. great for reading .nfo files. Add this with other extensions and you can save pages rather fast. I dont use color when I draw stuff unless its on the c64 for making bbs iscreens, search for ACID and CIA two excelent groups of artists. Jason Scott from TextFiles.com has a nice collection that anyone can download .zip and view offline or search his database. thanks for making this. FIBER0PTIC/FBR, The HUMBLE Guys, Napalm, & Worship.
  • (2017-05-20) Cam Young: I thought this was awesome! I like how I can view ansi files right in my brower. I would like to see something that would take colored ascii off webpages and turn it into an .ans file. I just want to see a lot more stuff like this! Keep up the good work.

Latest issues

  • (2017-07-15, v:2.2) FIBER0PTIC HELL: I have used your plugin before
    Your script is working fine. I have used it many years ago and just wanted to say thank you, makes looking at older art created on the c64 easy. FIBER0PTIC/FBR, The HUMBLE Guys, Napalm, & Worship.


624 history
4.7 (9 votes)
Last update / version
2021-10-01 / 4.2.0
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