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Robin Winslow
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New fancify-text Python module

I just made a new Python module and CLI tool called fancify-text for transforming text into fancy unicode representations:

$ fancify-bold "hello world"
𝗡𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼 π˜„π—Όπ—Ώπ—Ήπ—±
$ fancify-bolditalics "hello world"
π™π™šπ™‘π™‘π™€ 𝙬𝙀𝙧𝙑𝙙
$ fancify-upsidedown "hello world"
plΙΉoʍ ollǝΙ₯
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I'm hoping to use it in an automatic tool for turning blog posts into twitter threads that I'm working on.

I stole the code

I can't say I wrote it - I basically stole it from @Secret-chest, and repackaged their code. They did all the hard work of finding the appropriate unicode characters.

I don't know if they mind. There's no license on the code so technically it's their copyright, but I contacted them to ask if they want control of the module. They're welcome to it if they want.

I just made it into a class, wrote a lot of boilerplate code around it for different function names and CLI entrypoints. And now you can use it.

Try it out

On the command-line:

$ pip3 install fancify-text
$ fancify-script "hello world"
𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓁𝓅 π“π“…π“ˆπ“π’Ή
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Or in Python:

In [1]: from fancify_text import blue

In [2]: print(blue("hello world"))
πŸ‡­ πŸ‡ͺ πŸ‡± πŸ‡± πŸ‡΄    πŸ‡Ό πŸ‡΄ πŸ‡· πŸ‡± πŸ‡© 
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