chafa - Image-to-text converter supporting a wide range of symbols, etc

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name chafa
Package version 0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 83 B
Download size 20.54 KB
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Chafa is a command-line utility that converts all kinds of images, including
animated image formats like GIFs, into ANSI/Unicode character output that can
be displayed in a terminal.
It is highly configurable, with support for alpha transparency and multiple
color modes and color spaces, combining a range of Unicode characters for
optimal output.
The core functionality is provided by a C library with a public,
well-documented API.
This package ships the command line tool.


Package Version Architecture Repository
chafa_0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-3_i386.deb 0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c i386 Ubuntu Universe
chafa - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libchafa0 = 0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-3
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.16.0
libmagickwand-6.q16-6 >= 8:


Type URL
Binary Package chafa_0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-3_amd64.deb
Source Package chafa

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install chafa deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install chafa




2018-08-15 - Mo Zhou <>
chafa (0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Package libchafa-dev should Depend on libchafa0 . (Closes: #906190)
* Cherry-pick patch from upstream-git: Make chafa --version return 0.
(+ patches/0001-chafa-Return-TRUE-0-after-print_version.patch)
* Update autopkgtest control file to avoid test failure.
2018-08-12 - Mo Zhou <>
chafa (0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Port Chafa to *-i386 architectures. (+ port-i386.patch)
* Add -DCHAFA_REG_BIT32 to CFLAGS when building on *-i386 .
2018-08-11 - Mo Zhou <>
chafa (0.9.0+git20180731.5ddfe4c-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #905882)

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