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filters 2.55

Various amusing text filters

The filters collection harks back to the late 1980s, when various text filters were written to munge written language in amusing ways. The earliest and best known were legends such as the Swedish Chef filter and B1FF.

This package contains the following filter commands:

  1. b1ff: a satire of a stereotypical Usenet newbie

  2. censor: comply with the CDA

  3. chef: convert English to Mock Swedish

  4. cockney: Cockney English

  5. elee: k3wl hacker slang

  6. fanboy: a stereotypical fan (supports custom fandoms)

  7. fudd: Elmer Fudd

  8. jethro: hillbilly text filter

  9. jibberish: a random selection of these filters

  10. jive: Jive English

  11. ken: turn English into Cockney

  12. kraut: a bad German accent

  13. ky00te: a very cute accent

  14. LOLCAT: as seen in Internet GIFs everywhere

  15. nethackify: wiped-out text as found in nethack

  16. newspeak: à la 1984

  17. nyc: Brooklyn English

  18. pirate: talk like a pirate

  19. rasterman: straight from the keyboard of Carsten Haitzler

  20. scottish: fake Scottish (Dwarven) accent

  21. scramble: scramble the "inner" letters of each word

  22. spammer: turn honest text into something liable to be flagged as spam

  23. studly: studly caps.

  24. uniencode: use glorious Unicode to the fullest possible extent

  25. upside-down: flip the text upside down

The GNU project hosts a similar collection of filters, the GNU talkfilters.


Install filters 2.55 as follows:

guix install filters@2.55

Or install the latest version:

guix install filters

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.