cadubi is an open source application that allows you to draw text-based images that are viewable on typical Unix-based consoles.
Usually the applications that emulate these consoles support various text modes, such as background and foreground colors, bold, and inverse. This text art, commonly called “ASCII art”, is used in various places such as online BBSes, email, and login prompts.
cadubi has a ‘pen’ which describes the current mode. Properties of the pen are the painting character, foreground color, background color, bold, inverse, and blink. Whenever you paint or use the text mode, the characters drawn on the screen will have the properties of the pen. The current mode of the pen is shown at the bottom of the console and is what will be drawn on screen when you paint.
Cadubi optimizes its output files to display properly and take up as little space as possible. All cadubi output can be viewed with the ‘cat’ utility.
- pico-like interface with a status bar.
- Text mode that lets you quickly type strings in the current color and or mode. Once in the text mode you can type as if you were using a normal text editor, and all the characters drawn onscreen will use the same mode as the pen.
- Quick Help screen for easy key reference.
- The ability to read any text file with ASCII art.
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