Zend\Text\Figlet is a component which enables developers to create a so called FIGlet text.
FIGlet text is a string represented as ASCII art.
FIGlets use a special font format, called FLT (FigLet Font). By default, one
standard font is shipped with
Zend\Text\Figlet, but you can download
additional fonts at http://www.figlet.org.
Zend\Text\Figletsupports gzipped fonts. This means that you can take an
.flffile and gzip it. To allow
Zend\Text\Figletto recognize this, the gzipped font must have the extension
.gz. Further, to be able to use gzipped fonts, you have to have enabled the PHP GZIP extension.
Zend\Text\Figletexpects your strings to be UTF-8 encoded by default. If this is not the case, you can supply the character encoding to the second parameter to the
You can define multiple options for a FIGlet. When instantiating
Zend\Text\Figlet\Figlet, you can supply an array, a
supplies both keys and values, or an instance of
font: Defines the font which should be used for rendering. If not defines, the built-in font will be used.
outputWidth: Defines the maximum width of the output string. This is used for word-wrap as well as justification. Be careful when using small values; they may result in an undefined behaviour. The default value is 80.
handleParagraphs: A boolean which indicates how new lines are handled. When set to
TRUE, single new lines are ignored and instead treated as single spaces; only multiple new lines will be handled as such. The default value is
justification: May be one of the
Zend\Text\Figlet\Figlet::JUSTIFICATION_*constants, which include
JUSTIFICATION_RIGHTThe default justification is defined by the
rightToLeft: Defines the direction in which text is written. May be either
Zend\Text\Figlet\Figlet::DIRECTION_RIGHT_TO_LEFT. By default, the setting of the font file is used. When justification is not defined, a text written from right-to-left is automatically right-aligned.
smushMode: An integer bitfield which defines how single characters are smushed together; can be the sum of multiple values from
Zend\Text\Figlet\Figlet::SM_*. The component defines the following smush modes:
SM_SMUSH. A value of 0 doesn't disable the entire smushing, but forces
SM_KERNto be applied, while a value of -1 disables it. An explanation of the different smush modes can be found here. By default the setting of the font file is used. The smush mode option is normally used only by font designers testing the various layoutmodes with a new font.
$figlet = new Zend\Text\Figlet\Figlet(); echo $figlet->render('Zend');
Assuming you are using a monospace font, the above results in the following:
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