JavaScript Converter

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Top 14 JavaScript Converter Projects

  • showdown

    A bidirectional Markdown to HTML to Markdown converter written in Javascript

    Project mention: A Colorful Textarea | dev.to | 2021-12-20

    Adding syntax highlighting to an input field can be a hard task. supports neither styling of individual characters or words, nor HTML tags within itself, there is no fully supported native solution for that. Most editors work with contenteditable to actually render a fully marked up code snippet and let the user edit its content. This requires a lot of work to get it accessible (as in restore all the native functions of a textarea) and still adds a lot of complexity.
    If you don't want that and are just looking for a quick, dead-simple solution: Here's how to colorize a textarea.

    Solution

    The trick is to separate the input element from the displayed one. We can't color the content of a textarea, but we can make it invisible and replace it with marked up content. This works with monospaced fonts and fonts with a uniform width across normal, bold and italic characters. I'm using this for code and markdown, so that's perfectly acceptable for me. We also need to be careful to match the dimensions of the textarea exactly while only using font-relative units like em, to ensure that the highlight element scales well with the invisible textarea. The cursor is still in the textarea's context, while the text itself is rendered in the highlight element. We want to match every character of the textarea to match the highlighted one on a pixel-perfect basis.

    A 3D explosion schema of the layout. In the background is a greyed out textarea with a colored cursor after the last character. It's content is a code snipet of an empty html5 page. The foreground is the same text, but syntax-highlighted in bright colors. The cursor of the textarea reaches into the foreground.

    I also need to auto-resize my textarea. Since textareas usually scroll vertically, that would mess up the position matching with the highlight element. Auto-resizing seems like a graceful workaround to me.

    The highlghting itself would work with every code parser. I'm using highlight.js to convert markdown to syntax-highlighted HTML. I listen for content changes in the textarea and parse new rendered code on every input. To counter the worst performance hits, I'll just use requestAnimationFrame. Debouncing isn't an option here, because the user would only see what they've written after they've finished typing. That'd be very poor UX.

    Demo

    Note that this example also displays the rendered Markdown in a separate element. I'll use the change listener that I already have to splice in a Markdown renderer: Showdown.

    Pros

    • as accessible as a textarea
    • is a progressively enhanced feature
    • can be styled exactly to your needs
    • dead simple solution compared to a rich text editor

    Cons

    • has performance issues with large texts (as do textareas in general)
    • works only with monospaced fonts
    • works only with auto-sizing textareas

    This article was written in a textarea :)

  • ReLaXed

    Create PDF documents using web technologies

    Project mention: Beautiful PDFs from HTML | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-04

    A few years ago I started an alternative to PrinceXML called ReLaXed.js [1], it's always been sufficient for my reports but it may lack some pagination/layout features that Paged.js may have as they seem to have given this much more thoughts (still wrapping my head around whether paged.js could be "plugged into" Relaxed).

    [1] https://github.com/RelaxedJS/ReLaXed

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • node-html-to-text

    Advanced html to text converter

    Project mention: [TECH] Hugo で React + TypeScript を利用してサクッとウェブサイトに RSS リーダーを追加する ⛳ | dev.to | 2021-03-20

    html-to-text/node-html-to-text: Advanced html to text converter

  • av-converter

    [av-converter.com] Convert audio/video files to another format. Powered by FFmpeg and WebAssembly.

    Project mention: Issue with the FFMPEG app. | reddit.com/r/ffmpeg | 2021-12-29

    You can use my website (it uses FFmpeg) and it will work on your phone as long as you use the Firefox Nightly browser which is on Google Play. https://av-converter.com

  • genshin-audio-extractor

    Convert Genshin Impact audio files into a playable format

    Project mention: Where can i find Genshin Impact Sound Effects? (Of Inazuma Electro Stuff, and of the Raiden Shogun Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst sound effects without the voice lines?) I need them for a Genshin Impact Minecraft Mod Im Making.... | reddit.com/r/Genshin_Impact | 2021-11-23

    A tool to convert the files into a normal format.

  • tweet-image

    Convert tweets to images

    Project mention: Convert Tweets to Images | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-31
  • YNABGoingDutch

    A converter between the CSV format of Dutch banks and the YNAB format. Or sync your bank statement directly with YNAB!

    Project mention: Dutch bank statement synchronization with YNAB! | reddit.com/r/ynab | 2021-10-04

    I am the creator of [YNABGoingDutch](https://github.com/DanielsWrath/YNABGoingDutch), a tool which automatically creates ready-to-go CSV files from your horrendous Dutch CSV files!

  • OPS

    OPS - Build and Run Open Source Unikernels. Quickly and easily build and deploy open source unikernels in tens of seconds. Deploy in any language to any cloud.

  • unicode-formatter

    Convert portions of text to fancy text using unicode fonts for use on Twitter and other sites that don't support rich text

  • recode-converter

    A modern & simple audio converter for video files

    Project mention: How do i encode my videos multiple audio tracks | reddit.com/r/ffmpeg | 2021-11-30

    You can find more on the website or on the GitHub repository

  • townsclipper

    Townscaper clipboard data format converter.

    Project mention: Reversing LZ91 from Commander Keen | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-17

    You're both right.

    I've used Ghidra to reverse-engineer a game's serialization format[0] and, even though the C-ish result was better than manually tracking registers across the disassembly, it was far from understandable. A great deal of the work was cleaning up the resulting C into something that a human would've written.

    [0] https://github.com/alvaro-cuesta/townsclipper

  • tibia-maps-script

    :wrench: A command-line utility to convert between binary Tibia maps and human-readable forms of the map data.

    Project mention: Best place to get maps? | reddit.com/r/TibiaMMO | 2022-01-08

    This script converts the marker file to a text file: https://github.com/tibiamaps/tibia-maps-script/blob/main/src/from-minimap.mjs

  • indoynab

    An online YNAB converter for your Indonesian bank statements. No install, no sign-up. Currently covering: BCA, BNI, BSI, Jenius.

    Project mention: Anyone here uses YNAB with Indonesian banks? | reddit.com/r/ynab | 2021-04-01

    It is a Rails web app, so all you need to do is select your Indonesian bank + statement, hit convert, and BAM! the YNAB-compatible CSV is automatically downloaded. No installation required, and also unlinked by design, for YNAB users like me who are wary about connecting their financial information to third party apps. Your statement is also deleted once conversion is done - no file is stored in the server (check the source code in GitHub).

  • romanice

    A JavaScript library for converting to/from Roman numerals.

    Project mention: romanice - Convert to/from Roman numerals | reddit.com/r/javascript | 2021-02-26
  • icy

    An icy currency converter.

    Project mention: Icy – An Icy Currency Converter | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-12-01
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-01-08.

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What are some of the best open-source Converter projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 showdown 12,215
2 ReLaXed 11,664
3 node-html-to-text 1,143
4 av-converter 122
5 genshin-audio-extractor 93
6 tweet-image 47
7 YNABGoingDutch 35
8 unicode-formatter 22
9 recode-converter 20
10 townsclipper 15
11 tibia-maps-script 12
12 indoynab 5
13 romanice 4
14 icy 0
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