Skip to main content

Terminal Bootstrap - A Python css file for unicode text formatting in python console output

Project description


a css file (Bootstrap like) for unicode text formatting in python console output :)


Install it using pip: pip install termstrap

Import in your code: import css or from css import Bootstrap, printc.

Create an object: text = Bootstrap()

Use as: text.colorize(<string>, <color>) or text.stylize(<string>, < b / i / u >) or text.start_block(<color>, <formatter>)

Accessible functions/methods

Simple ones :

  • colorize() : Takes a text, font color(optional) and bgcolor(optional).
  • stylize() : Takes a text, style name (bold, italics, underline and blink). Passing only initials work (e.g. 'b' for bold). You can pass multiple styles simultaneously.

INFO : blink is experimental, if it doesn't work, it does not break anything! Therefore no shorthand for it!

Lil advanced ones:

  • get_color() : Takes name of a font color and returns its color code
  • get_bgcolor() : Takes name of a background color and returns its color code
  • new_color(): Takes a color name and color code. Can be used to add a new custom font color entry
  • new_bgcolor(): Takes a color name and color code. Can be used to add a new custom background color entry

WARNING : Only use new_color() or new_bgcolor() if you know what you are doing!

Accessible Variables

All colors can be accessed by the class instance. Overwriting them will/may break functionality.

  • Color variables: Bootstrap names - primary, danger, warning, etc.
  • Background color variables: bg_primary, bg_danger, bg_warning, etc.
  • Style variables: bold, italics, underline, selected, blink

More Utility Functions


  • printc: Like standard print(). Except: Does not have flush and file params. Have color param, takes name of the color. style param, takes a list or tuple of all styles. bgcolor param, takes name of the bgcolor!
  • hide_cursor: Hides cursor in the console
  • show_cursor: Restores cursor visibility.


    from css import  Bootstrap, printc # make sure you have downloaded the file in the same folder/directory
    text = Bootstrap()

    # Using colorize to color
    print(text.colorize("THIS IS RED", "red")) # You can also use Bootstrap classes, eg. danger
    print(text.colorize("THIS IS blue", "primary")) # blue will also work.

    # Using stylize to format text- bold(b), italics(i), underline(u), selected(s), blink
    print(text.stylize("A BOLD move", "bold")) # b also works in place of bold
    print(text.stylize("Slightly slanted", "i"))
    print(text.stylize("More the merrier", 'b', 'u', 's', 'i'))

    # You can also combine colors and formats:
    print(text.stylize(text.colorize("This is bold in red"), 'b'))

    # Change color for multiple lines if needed!
    text.start_block('red', bold=True)
    # Any text in this clock will be printed in RED, and BOLD by default

    # Using the printc
    printc("RED text in *BOLD*", color='red', style=('b'))
    printc("[1,2,3,4]", color='warning', style=('b', 'u'), sep='***') # yellow text, styled bold and underlined, seperated by - ***
    printc("a", "b", "cdf", color="primary", end='') # print multiple strings and specify end param as none, ie. no newline at end!

IMPORTANT: Info is not the same color as bootstrap info, its violet!


  1. Style - blink DOES NOT work in most cases.
  2. Windows cmd only supports color in windows 10 (v1511 onwards)!


This stackoverflow was the inspiration for this project.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

termstrap-1.2.4.tar.gz (4.2 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

termstrap-1.2.4-py3-none-any.whl (5.2 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page