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Langue: en

Version: 05/09/2010 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


aafigure - convert ASCII art to an image


aafigure [option...] [input-file]
aafigure {-h | --help | --version}



is an ASCII art to image converter.

ASCII art figures can be parsed and output as SVG, PNG, PDF and more.


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (--). Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

-o, --output=file

Write output to file rather than to the standard output.

-e, --encoding=encoding

Set character encoding for input text. The default is 'UTF-8'.

-w, --wide-chars=properties

Specify which characters should be considered wide. properties is a comma-separated list of m[blue]East Asian widthm[][1] symbols:
East Asian Fullwidth


East Asian Halfwidth


East Asian Wide


East Asian Narrow


East Asian Ambiguous


Neutral (Not East Asian)

The default is 'F,W'.

-t, --type=format

Use the provided output format. By default, output format is inferred from the output file name extension.
The following formats are supported: SVG, PDF, PNG and any file format supported by Python Imaging Library.

-D, --debug

Enable debug outputs.

-T, --textual

Disable horizontal fill detection.

-s, --scale=scale

Use the specified scale.

-a, --aspect=aspect

Use the specified aspect ratio.

-l, --line-width=width

For SVG output format, use the specified line width.


Use a proportional font rather than a fixed-width font.

-f, --foreground=#rrggbb

Use the specified foreground color. The default is black (#000000).

-x, --fill=#rrggbb

Use the specified fill color. The default is the foreground color.

-b, --background=#rrggbb

Use the specified background color. The default is white (#ffffff).

-O, --option=extra-options

Pass special options to backends. (For expert users only.)

-h, --help

Display help and exit.


Display version information and exit.


Jakub Wilk <>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.

Copyright © 2009, 2010 Jakub Wilk

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License Version 2 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.


East Asian width
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