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dihaa is a tool which allows converting simple ASCII art drawings of box diagrams to images.

See documentation of Main for more details.

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Dependenciesbase (>=4.8 && <5), FontyFruity (>=0.5.3), JuicyPixels (>=3.2.8), Rasterific (>=0.7.2), vector [details]
AuthorSascha Wilde
MaintainerSascha Wilde <>
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Source repositoryhead: hg clone
UploadedSat May 6 12:41:45 UTC 2017 by wilde


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dihaa -- Creating Diagrams from ASCII Art

dihaa is a tool to create pictures of diagrams from ASCII art:

This is an simple example of valid dihaa input:

                                 +--->| PNG Image File |
+-------------+      +-------+   |    +----------------+
| Text Source +----->| dihaa +---+
+-------------+      +-------+   |    +-------------------+
                         ^       +--->| UTF-8 Box Drawing |
Commandline Options -----+            +-------------------+


dihaa is written in Haskell and can be build using cabal. I recommend using a sandbox for building the dependencies (Rasterific is used for image creation) and dihaa it self:

cabal sandbox init
cabal install


To process the text input call dihaa with either -p to create a PNG image or -u to create UTF-8 output using unicode box drawing elements. Try .cabal-sandbox/bin/dihaa -p test.dihaa, his will create test.dihaa.png.

For more details refer to the haddoc documentation of Main.


This tool is inspired by: which currently has far more features than dihaa.