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Turn pieces of ANSI, ASCII, and NFO documents into HTML. RetroTxt is the browser Extension that takes legacy and plain text files and stylizes them into a more acceptable, valid format to view or copy from a web browser tab.

  • View ANSI, ASCII, NFO, Shift JIS text art as HTML
  • View server, system, and dev-op logs styled with colored text
  • View BBS colored text files for Celerity, PC Board, Renegade, Telegard, Wildcat!, WVIV systems

Install on Chrome   Install on Edge   Install on Firefox

Or use the GNU LGPLv3 source code


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View ANSI colored text in a browser

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Toggle back to the raw text view

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Choose from hundreds of fonts to style ASCII texts

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Descriptive and simple to use options

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Optional, extra details for each text file

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Copy the output of RetroTxt and paste it into a standard text editor


  • Swappable palettes for different color simulations
    VGA, CGA, Unix xterm, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, monochrome and switchable iCE Colors
  • Customizable font and background colors
  • SAUCE metadata parsing
  • Support for multiple text encodings
    MS-DOS CP-437, Amiga ISO-8959-1, Windows 1252, Japanese Shift-JIS
  • Automatic fixes for block character and line artifacts
  • Hundreds of IBM PC font choices
    VGA, EGA, CGA, MDA, PS/2, and more
  • Various Amiga and microcomputer fonts
    From Commodore, Atari, Apple, Tandy, and more
  • Open-source
  • No special browser permissions for general usage