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I've been playing around with FIGLet for generating ascii art signatures and I've written my own version in AutoIt to generate them. There are a couple of pre-requisites:

[1] Some FIGlet fonts. You can download a package here

[2] Zip.au3 which can be found here

If you don't change the script then you'll need to place the fonts in a sub-folder where the script resides called "fonts". Alternatively, just change the definition of $gFontDir to point to your fonts location. Here's the script:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#include <GUIComboBox.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Zip.au3>

Global $gInputText, $gComboFont, $gEditSignature, $gCurrentFont = ""
Global $gFontData, $gFontMetaData[10], $gFontDir = @ScriptDir & "\fonts\"

_Main()

Exit

Func _Main()
    ; Create and show GUI
    GUICreate("AutoFiglet", 810, 426, -1, -1, BitOR($WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU, $WS_SIZEBOX))
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Text to display", 8, 8, 550, 16)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKHEIGHT, $GUI_DOCKTOP, $GUI_DOCKLEFT))
    $gInputText = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 8, 28, 550, 20)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKHEIGHT, $GUI_DOCKTOP, $GUI_DOCKLEFT))
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Font", 566, 8, 236, 16)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKHEIGHT, $GUI_DOCKTOP, $GUI_DOCKRIGHT))
    $gComboFont = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 566, 28, 236, 20, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $CBS_AUTOHSCROLL, $CBS_SORT, $WS_VSCROLL))
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKHEIGHT, $GUI_DOCKTOP, $GUI_DOCKRIGHT))
    $gEditSignature = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 56, 794, 320, BitOR($ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $WS_HSCROLL, $ES_WANTRETURN))
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKRIGHT, $GUI_DOCKLEFT, $GUI_DOCKTOP, $GUI_DOCKBOTTOM))
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 9, 400, 0, "Courier New")
    Local $btnGenerate = GUICtrlCreateButton("Generate", 680, 384, 122, 32, $BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKRIGHT, $GUI_DOCKBOTTOM, $GUI_DOCKHEIGHT, $GUI_DOCKWIDTH))
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Load all the fonts in to the combo
    Local $sFontFile, $hFF = FileFindFirstFile($gFontDir & "*.flf")
    While 1
        $sFontFile = FileFindNextFile($hFF)
        If (@error = 1) Or $sFontFile = "" Then ExitLoop
        $sFontFile = StringLeft($sFontFile, StringLen($sFontFile) - 4)
        GUICtrlSetData($gComboFont, $sFontFile)
    WEnd
    _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel(GUICtrlGetHandle($gComboFont), 0)
    FileClose($hFF)

    ; WM_COMMAND will tell us when the text has changed
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "_WmCommand")

    Local $nMsg
    While 1
        $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Switch $nMsg
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
            Case $btnGenerate, $gComboFont
                _Display(GUICtrlRead($gInputText), GUICtrlRead($gComboFont))
        EndSwitch
    WEnd
    
    ; Discard GUI
    GUIDelete()
EndFunc   ;==>_Main

Func _WmCommand($hWndGUI, $msgID, $wParam, $lParam)
    If $lParam = GUICtrlGetHandle($gInputText) Then
        If _WinAPI_HiWord($wParam) = $EN_CHANGE Then
            _Display(GUICtrlRead($gInputText), GUICtrlRead($gComboFont))
        EndIf
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_WmCommand

Func _Display($sText, $sFontName)
    Local $i, $j, $sChar, $sOutput = ""

    _LoadFont($sFontName)
    For $i = 1 To $gFontMetaData[2]
        For $j = 1 To StringLen($sText)
            $sChar = StringMid($sText, $j, 1)
            $sOutput &= _GetCharacter($sChar, $i)
        Next
        $sOutput &= @CRLF
    Next
    GUICtrlSetData($gEditSignature, $sOutput)
EndFunc   ;==>_Display

Func _LoadFont($sFontName)
    If $sFontName = $gCurrentFont Then Return
    
    Local $aTemp, $sTemp, $nUBound, $sFileLocation = $gFontDir & $sFontName & ".flf", $fTemp = False

    ; Try and unzip it first
    FileCopy($sFileLocation, @TempDir & "\" & $sFontName & ".zip")
    _Zip_UnzipAll(@TempDir & "\" & $sFontName & ".zip", @TempDir)
    If @error = 0 Then
        ; It unzipped OK so let's flag the temporary file
        $fTemp = True
        $sFileLocation = @TempDir & "\" & $sFontName & ".flf"
    EndIf
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\" & $sFontName & ".zip")

    ; Read in the figlet font in to out array
    _FileReadToArray($sFileLocation, $gFontData)
    $aTemp = StringSplit($gFontData[1], " ", 2) ; Split the first line at spaces
    $nUBound = UBound($aTemp) ; Remember how many parameters we have
    $sTemp = $aTemp[0] ; This contains the signature and the hard blank character
    $gFontMetaData[0] = StringLeft($sTemp, StringLen($sTemp) - 1) ; Signature
    $gFontMetaData[1] = StringRight($sTemp, 1) ; Hard blank
    $gFontMetaData[2] = Number($aTemp[1]) ; Height of each letter
    ;$gFontMetaData[3] = Number($aTemp[2])
    ;$gFontMetaData[4] = Number($aTemp[3])
    ;$gFontMetaData[5] = Number($aTemp[4])
    $gFontMetaData[6] = Number($aTemp[5])
    ;If ($nUBound > 6) Then $gFontMetaData[7] = Number($aTemp[6])
    ;If ($nUBound > 7) Then $gFontMetaData[8] = Number($aTemp[7])
    ;If ($nUBound > 8) Then $gFontMetaData[9] = Number($aTemp[8])
    ;If ($gFontMetaData[0] <> "flf2a") Then Return SetError(1, 0, $sFontName & " is not a valid font")
    If $fTemp Then FileDelete($sFileLocation)
    $gCurrentFont = $sFontName
EndFunc   ;==>_LoadFont

Func _GetCharacter($sChar, $nLine)
    Local $nStart = $gFontMetaData[6] + ((Asc($sChar) - 32) * $gFontMetaData[2]), $sTemp
    $sTemp = $gFontData[$nStart + $nLine + 1]
    $sTemp = StringReplace($sTemp, StringRight($sTemp, 1), "")
    $sTemp = StringReplace($sTemp, $gFontMetaData[1], " ")
    Return $sTemp
EndFunc   ;==>_GetCharacter

I've tried to set the resizing for the main dialog but there's a small issue when you size it smaller but I'm not worrying about that just now. Using the script above you can generate signatures using ascii art fonts like this:

  ____, _, _,  ____,  ____,   __,   ____,     __,   ____,    ____,  ____,  ____,  __,   

 (-/_| (-|  \ (-|    (-/  \  (-|   (-|       (-|   (-(__    (-/    (-/  \ (-/  \ (-|    

 _/  |, _|__/  _|,    _\__/,  _|_,  _|,       _|_,  ____)    _\__,  _\__/, _\__/, _|__, 

(      (      (      (       (     (         (     (        (      (      (      (      

and this:

 .----------------.  .----------------.  .----------------. 

| .--------------. || .--------------. || .--------------. |

| |      __      | || |   ______     | || |     ______   | |

| |     /  \     | || |  |_   _ \    | || |   .' ___  |  | |

| |    / /\ \    | || |    | |_) |   | || |  / .'   \_|  | |

| |   / ____ \   | || |    |  __'.   | || |  | |         | |

| | _/ /    \ \_ | || |   _| |__) |  | || |  \ `.___.'\  | |

| ||____|  |____|| || |  |_______/   | || |   `._____.'  | |

| |              | || |              | || |              | |

| '--------------' || '--------------' || '--------------' |

 '----------------'  '----------------'  '----------------' 

Note that you'll need to replace spaces with non-breaking ones so that browsers don't screw up the format. Non-breaking spaces can normally be typed on the keyboard by holding down [Alt] and typing 0160 on the numeric keypad.

Have fun. I'm expecting some stellar signatures to crop up from here :)

          ______   ______  

|\     /|(  ___ \ (  __  \ 

| )   ( || (   ) )| (  \  )

| | _ | || (__/ / | |   ) |

| |( )| ||  __ (  | |   | |

| || || || (  \ \ | |   ) |

| () () || )___) )| (__/  )

(_______)|/ \___/ (______/

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UEZ

Nice work WBD.

I like it and I will use it for my signature :)

UEZ


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Conan10

It is very ,very cool!

Great job. :)

Now I can improve all my signatures :party:

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