Zend_Text_Figlet is a component which enables developers to
create a so called FIGlet text. A FIGlet text is a string, which is
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
You can define multiple options for a FIGlet. When instantiating
Zend_Text_Figlet, you can supply an array 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. Beware of too 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 values of
Zend_Text_Figlet::JUSTIFICATION_*. There is
JUSTIFICATION_RIGHTThe default justification is defined by the
rightToLeft- Defines in which direction the text is written. May be either
Zend_Text_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 the single characters are smushed together. Can be the sum of multiple values from
Zend_Text_Figlet::SM_*. There are the following smush modes: SM_EQUAL, SM_LOWLINE, SM_HIERARCHY, SM_PAIR, SM_BIGX, SM_HARDBLANK, SM_KERN and SM_SMUSH. A value of 0 doesn't disable the entire smushing, but forces SM_KERN to 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.
Example 53.1. Using Zend_Text_Figlet
This example illustrates the basic use of
to create a simple FIGlet text:
$figlet = new Zend_Text_Figlet(); echo $figlet->render('Zend');
Assuming you are using a monospace font, this would look as follows:
______ ______ _ __ ______ |__ // | ___|| | \| || | __ \\ / // | ||__ | ' || | | \ || / //__ | ||___ | . || | |__/ || /_____|| |_____|| |_|\_|| |_____// `-----`' `-----` `-` -`' -----`