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Convert persian text to ascii art

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making ascii-art out of Persian/Arabic text

Similar to the figlet and toilet tools, but for Persian and Arabic texts.


araste <your text>

use -f switch to choose font

araste 'your persian/arabic text' -f 'fontpath or fontname'

to get a list of installed fonts:

araste --list

for now, there are a few fonts that you can use:


it can also read text from stdin. so you can do something like this:

echo 'آراسته' | araste

to get help:

araste -h

an output with the default font (aipara):

        ████                ██        ██
  ████                      ██          ██
  ████    ██    ██  ██  ██  ██    ██    ██
    ██████████████████████  ██    ██    ██

Install and Usage

  1. for installing you only need to execute following command.
bash <(curl -s

or in oter shells like zsh or fish:

curl -s | bash
  1. you only need Python 3 to use the program. this program has no special dependencies.

Instaling Fonts

For Installing Fonts You Can Use araste-get

araste-get FontName


to uninstall araste, simply remove it's files.

if you have installed araste for system:

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/araste
sudo rm /usr/bin/araste
sudo rm /usr/bin/araste-get

or if you have installed araste for your user only:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/araste
rm ~/.local/bin/araste
rm ~/.local/bin/araste-get


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