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I recently discovered figlet which generates ASCII-art banners. Joy!

... but, alas, I want a banner with an arrow on it. Now...

$ figlet unicode → arrow
             _               _         //\                                 
 _   _ _ __ (_) ___ ___   __| | ___   |/_\|    __ _ _ __ _ __ _____      __
| | | | '_ \| |/ __/ _ \ / _` |/ _ \  / _` |  / _` | '__| '__/ _ \ \ /\ / /
| |_| | | | | | (_| (_) | (_| |  __/ | (_| | | (_| | |  | | | (_) \ V  V / 
 \__,_|_| |_|_|\___\___/ \__,_|\___|  \__,_|  \__,_|_|  |_|  \___/ \_/\_/  

isn't what I want, and

$ figlet -- unicode "->" arrow
 _                            _                      __                                 
| |___      _____         ___| |__   __ _ _ __       \ \    __ _ _ __ _ __ _____      __
| __\ \ /\ / / _ \ _____ / __| '_ \ / _` | '__|  _____\ \  / _` | '__| '__/ _ \ \ /\ / /
| |_ \ V  V / (_) |_____| (__| | | | (_| | |    |_____/ / | (_| | |  | | | (_) \ V  V / 
 \__| \_/\_/ \___/       \___|_| |_|\__,_|_|         /_/   \__,_|_|  |_|  \___/ \_/\_/  

Doesn't quite cut it. I went to the man page, which mentioned fonts corresponding to different charsets - but those seem to add support for different languages, not arrows. What should I do?

  • github.com/kristopolous/UniFig claims to be a Unicode expansion of Figlet. – DopeGhoti Feb 29 '16 at 20:04
  • @DopeGhoti: If you look through the bells and whistles, you'll find it basically does exec("/usr/bin/figlet -w $width -f $font $text", $output); – einpoklum Feb 29 '16 at 20:31
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    Well, that's disappointing. Though it makes me happy I said it "claims to be" rather than "appears to be". – DopeGhoti Feb 29 '16 at 20:43

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