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chafa /ˈtʃafa/ (adj): cheap, low quality; lame

Chafa's main repository is hosted on Github. Pull requests are welcome! You can also report issues there.

The core functionality of Chafa is implemented as a shared library with a stable C API. It has an online reference manual. Adding terminal graphics support to your project has never been easier!

At this point there are a few projects using Chafa for graphical presentation. Among them are Felix, HarfBuzz (hb-view), Neofetch and Offpunk.

If you're using Chafa in a project, I'd love to hear about it so I can list it on this page.


chafa is written and maintained by Hans Petter Jansson ( et al and is licensed under the LGPLv3+.


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