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a2s Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" yes
  • 2016-06-26 "Elenor Of Tsort" yes
  • 2015-08-10 "Detritus" yes
  • 2014-09-29 "Hrun" unknown

plugin Convert ASCII art to nice embedded SVG images

Last updated on
2017-08-05
Provides
Syntax
Repository
Source

Similar to diagram, ditaa

Tagged with ascii, diagram, image, images, media, svg

a2s is a little plugin that turns ASCII art boxes, lines and arrows into nice SVG images. It is based on ASCIIToSVG by Devon H. O'Dell. It is very similar to the ditaa plugin but does not require external programs to run. It is compatible with the ODT export plugin.

Installation

Install the plugin using the Plugin Manager. It will install the latest version of the plugin. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.

Examples/Usage

logo.a2s
<a2s>
 .-------------------------.
 |[Logo]                   |
 | .---.-. .-----. .-----. |
 | | .-. | +-->  | |  <--| |
 | | '-' | |  <--| +-->  | |
 | '---'-' '-----' '-----' |
 |  ascii     2      svg   |
 |                         |
 '-------------------------'
  https://9vx.org/~dho/a2s/
 
[Logo]:     {"fill":"#88d","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>

tryme.a2s
<a2s> 
          +----+--------+                                :
          |    |        |             .----------------. |
          v    |        |             |[0]             | |
     #---------+---.    |        o----+----> Waow !    | v
     |             |<---+       /     |                | ^
====>| Hello       |           /      '----------------' |
====>| (svg) World '------.   /  #------#   .-------.    |
     |    .-----#         |==+   |      |   |       |    |
     '----#     '---------#      #------#   '-------'
[0]: {"fill":"#CE3B83","stroke":"#F50078","stroke-dasharray":"5 5","stroke-width":4,"a2s:type":"cloud","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>

Syntax

Please, note that the reference doc is on ASCIIToSVG site.

  • There are two kinds of objects : free lines, and closed shapes (usually boxes)
  • free lines
    • Plain straight lines are drawn with |, -, \ and /
    • dashed lines : use at least one = (horizontal) or : (vertical) in a line, and it is dashed. Oblique lines can't be dashed.
    • + and o (lower case letter O) are used to connect lines of different orientation.
    • arrowhead. Use <, >, v, and ^. Nothing special here
  • closed shapes
    • Borders are drawn with | and - only.
    • ', . and # are used for box angle. Do not use +, as it does not create closed shape.
    • closed shape can be styled.
      1. Identify the shape : In the top left angle of the shape, put some text between square bracket. example [0], [logo]
      2. At the bottom of the drawing, for each identified shape, add a single line with the identifier and a JSON hash of property:value. See the section just below for details.

Styling shapes

Colors are expressed either

  • In RGB with 3 or 6 hexdigits preceded by a sharp sign : #88d, #F50078
  • or using a colorname such as blue, red, LemonChiffon etc… I just don't know the exact list of valid colornames. Please note that LemonChiffon seems valid, but that lemon chiffon is not, although it is a valid X11 colorname.

It is not possible to choose text color. When background is dark, ASCIIToSVG uses white. When background is light, text is written in black.

Available styling parametre :

  • fill color : “fill”:“color. examples :
    "fill":"#88d"
    "fill":"#F50078"
    "fill":"LemonChiffon"
    "fill":"blue"
  • border stroke color : “stroke”:“color. examples :
    "stroke":"#88d"
    "stroke":"#F50078"
    "stroke":"LemonChiffon"
    "stroke":"blue"
  • border stroke width : “stroke-width”:number unit and default value is unknown. Example :
    "stroke-width":7
  • border stroke dash : A serie of pair of dash length and space length. Length unit is unknown. Examples
    "stroke-dasharray":"5 5"
    "stroke-dasharray":"5 5 10 3 2 8"
  • shape : “a2s:type”:“shapename” where shapename is one of cloud, computer, diamond, document, storage, printer. Examples
    “a2s:type”:“cloud”
    “a2s:type”:“storage”
  • identifier removal. By default the id is left in the image. This is useful when you have enough room to use a meaningful word as id. However, it is possible to remove it using this code
    "a2s:delref":true

here is a full example example :

[0]: {"fill":"#d48","stroke":"#F50078","stroke-dasharray":"5 5","stroke-width":4,"a2s:type":"cloud","a2s:delref":true}

Alignment

Just like with regular images, you can align your SVG graphics by inserting spaces after < and before >. If there are more spaces on the left of the word a2s, then the image is right-aligned, if there are more spaces on the right, the image is left-aligned. When there is the same number of spaces on both sides of a2s, the image is centered

< a2s>
 .---------.
 |[1]      |
 | .-----. |
 | |  <--+ |
 | +-->  | |
 | '-----' |
 |   svg   |
 |<    a2s>|
 '---------'

[1]:     {"fill":"#E97B11","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>
<a2s  >
 .---------.
 |[blue]   |
 | .---.-. |
 | | .-. | |
 | | '-' | |
 | '---'-' |
 |  ascii  |
 |<a2s    >|
 '---------'

[blue]:     {"fill":"blue","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>
<  a2s  >
 .---------.
 |[lc]     |
 | .-----. |
 | +-->  | |
 | |  <--+ |
 | '-----' |
 |    2    |
 |<  a2s  >|
 '---------'

[lc]:     {"fill":"LemonChiffon","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>

< a2s>
 .---------.
 |[1]      |
 | .-----. |
 | |  <--+ |
 | +-->  | |
 | '-----' |
 |   svg   |
 |<    a2s>|
 '---------'
[1]:     {"fill":"#bcd2ee","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>
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list of known SVG shapes

shapes
<a2s>
Shapes :
.----------.     .----------.     .----------.
|[cloud]   |     |[computer]|     |[diamond] |
|          |  +->|          |<-o->|          |
|          |  |  |          |  |  |          |
.----------.  |  .----------.  |  .----------.
--------------o----------------+
.----------.  |  .----------.  |  .----------.
|[document]|  :  |[storage] |  |  |[printer] |
|          |<-+->|          |  |  | Some txt |
|          |     |          |<-+->|          |
.----------.     .----------.     '----------'
 
.----------.     .----------.     .----------.
|[cl]      |     |[c]       |     |[yn]      |
|          |  +->|          |<-o->|          |
|          |  |  |          |  |  |          |
.----------.  |  .----------.  |  .----------.
--------------o----------------+
.----------.  |  .----------.  |  .----------.
|[d]       |  :  |[st]      |  |  |[p]       |
|          |<-+->|          |  |  | Some txt |
|          |     |          |<-+->|          |
.----------.     .----------.     '----------'
 
 
[printer]:  {"a2s:type":"printer","fill":"#ff1493"}
[computer]: {"a2s:type":"computer"}
[cloud]:    {"a2s:type":"cloud"}
[diamond]:  {"a2s:type":"diamond"}
[document]: {"a2s:type":"document"}
[storage]:  {"a2s:type":"storage"}
[p]:        {"a2s:type":"printer","fill":"#ff1493","a2s:delref":true}
[c]:        {"a2s:type":"computer","a2s:delref":true}
[cl]:       {"a2s:type":"cloud","a2s:delref":true}
[yn]:       {"a2s:type":"diamond","a2s:delref":true}
[d]:        {"a2s:type":"document","a2s:delref":true}
[st]:       {"a2s:type":"storage","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>

shapes inside shapes and custom styles

Transparency is obtained by using an invalid colorname. This is undocumented. This may change depending on the browser or rendering library.

<a2s>
.---------------------------.   .----------.
|[storage]                  |   |[document]|
|         STORAGE           |   |          |
|                           |   |          |
|                           |   .----------.
|       .----------.    .---+-------.
|       |[document]|    |[0]|TRANS  |
|       |          |    |   |PARENT |
|       |          |    '---+-------'
|       .----------.        |
.---------------------------.


storage:          : document :
"fill":"#a7ffbe"  : "stroke":"#d627d8"
"a2s:delref":true : "stroke-width":9
                  : "stroke-dasharray":"5 3 3 7 10 5"
  5       3     3      7          10          5
.-----. .---. .---. .-------. .----------. .-----.
|[r]  | |   | |[r]| |       | |[r]       | |     |
'-----' '---' '---' '-------' '----------' '-----'

[document]: {"a2s:type":"document","stroke":"#d627d8","stroke-width":9,"stroke-dasharray":"5 3 3 7 10 5"}
[storage]:  {"a2s:type":"storage","fill":"#a7ffbe","a2s:delref":true}
[0]:        {"stroke":"#FFEE49","stroke-width":9,"a2s:delref":true,"fill":"caramba"}
[r]:        {"fill":"#d627d8","a2s:delref":true}
</a2s>

Configuration and Settings

There is nothing to configure.

Development

Change Log

FAQ

:?: When I export to pdf with dw2pdf, the arrowheads on line are not drawn, and alignment is not respected. Can you/I do something about that ?
:!: NO. As of 2017/07/27, unless you are the a developer of dw2pdf or mpdf, its PDF library, there is nothing to do. Sorry.

plugin/a2s.txt · Last modified: 2017-10-13 22:07 by 86.215.171.137