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A package inspired by simple chalk which colours terminal text with 256 Colour support

Project description


A python function file that colours output strings.


  1. Usage
  2. Commands
  3. Note


  1. Install with pip install colourpy

  2. Call the file into your python project with:

from pyColour import *
  1. Use the following commands in your code. Text colour, background colour and formatting can be used at the same time, by stacking (e.g. `bold(red(bgGreen("Hello world!"))))

NOTE: the outermost colour is the colour that the text will be displayed as (e.g. in yellow(red(green("hello")))), "hello" will be displayed in yellow.


Basic Colours

colour command
black black(string)
red red(string)
green green(string)
yellow yellow(string)
blue blue(string)
magenta magenta(string)
white white(string)

Bright Variants

colour command
bright black (grey 1) bright_black(string)
bright red bright_red(string)
bright green bright_green(string)
bright yellow bright_yellow(string)
bright blue bright_blue(string)
bright magenta bright_magenta(string)
bright white (grey 2) bright_white(string)

Other Formatting

Format Command
Bold bold(string)
Underline underline(string)
Reverse reverse(string)

256 Colour support

For custom colours, use the following command: colour_256(string, [0 -> 255])


Highlighting is also possible, and you can use the same commands as before, just with bg infront of it (i.e. bgBlue(string), bgBright_magenta(string))


This project is loosely based on the idea of Simple Chalk.


Date Edit Description Version
27/03/22 Edits to 0.1.0

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