To improve and extend the capabilities of CLI and TUI applications.
Terminals emulators have always been and always will be!
- What about Windows support?
Firstly, only the new Windows Terminal seems to have proper ANSI support and mordern terminal emulator features.
The library and the viewer’s CLI mode currently work (with a few quirks) on Windows (i.e using
powershell) if the other requirements are satisfied but can’t guarantee it’ll always be so.
Drawing images and animations doesn’t work completely well in
powershell. See Known Issues.
If stuck on Windows and want to use all features, you could use WSL + Windows Terminal.
- Why are colours not properly reproduced?
Some terminals support 24-bit colors but have a 256-color pallete. This limits color reproduction.
- Why are images out of scale?
If Auto Cell Ratio is supported and enabled,
- Why is the TUI unresponsive or slow in drawing images?
Drawing (not rendering) speed is entirely dependent on the terminal emulator itself.
Some terminal emulators block upon input, so rapidly repeated input could cause the terminal to be unresponsive.