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

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What is RetroTxt?

RetroTxt is a Firefox add-on that converts ANSI text art and ASCII/NFO documents into HTML for easy viewing and copying from a web browser tab. It supports various text encodings, customizable colors, and provides a wide range of font choices. With RetroTxt, you can transform legacy text files into a more accessible and useful format.

Stats date:
By: Ben
Users: 89 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (5)
Version: 4.2.1 (Last updated: 2022-10-16)
Creation date: 2016-06-21
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • *://**
Size: 6.68M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
  • View ANSI, ASCII, NFO, Shift JIS text art as HTML.
  • View server and dev-op logs styled with colored text.
  • 16.7 million, 256 and standard 16 color support.
  • View BBS colored text files for Celerity, PC Board, Renegade, Telegard, Wildcat!, WVIV systems.
  • Swappable palettes; VGA, CGA, xterm, monochrome, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64 and switchable iCE Colors.
  • Customizable font and background colors.
  • SAUCE metadata parsing.
  • Multiple text encodings support including CP-437, ISO-8959-1, Windows-1252, Shift JIS.
  • Automatic block character, line artifact fixes.
  • Hundreds of IBM PC font choices such as VGA, PS/2, EGA, CGA, MDA plus variants, and more.
  • Various Amiga and home computer system fonts; Commodore, Atari, Apple, and more.
User reviews
by Hotelscan, 2021-04-14

Remember to set the proper permissions, then it works like a charm with almost any ansi and ascii art. Many thanks.
by xBB, 2019-10-16
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Risk impact

RetroTxt may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

RetroTxt has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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