Turn pieces of ANSI based text art and ASCII, NFO plain text into HTML.
Despite the web built on text, the modern web is incapable of accurately displaying text written in legacy formats that have been in everyday use for decades. Here is where RetroTxt comes in. It converts legacy text into modern HTML for your web browser including nfo, txt, ASCII and ANSI art, either hosted online or stored on your computer. RetroTxt then injects an accurate retro monospace font and applies optional styling to improve the display and readability. - View ANSI, ASCII, NFO, Shift JIS, PCBoard, Wildcat text art as HTML - View server and dev-op logs formatted in coloured text with modern fonts - 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
- (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.
- (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.