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Welcome

This site gathers bitmap/bytemap fonts, saved and extracted mostly from games and demoscene, drawn and pixelated by various graphicians and artists, lost and forgotten in time.

You can find hundreds of those fonts here, either as pictures or, better yet, in a file format that allows basic (macro)typography.

Feel free to browse the list, filtered either by initial letter of the font name (above right) or more specifically (via form above, left).

In closer look

A font is a set of characters. Bitmap is a map of bits (picture). A bitmap font is a set of pictures as its proprietary characters.

We can further distinguish pixelated/image fonts with just two colours (black or white, foreground or background) and fonts drawn with more than one colour. Let's call these bytemap fonts.

The fonts published here are of several origins:

  • pictures gathered by Daniel Guldkrans
  • font art from the archive of Carsten Cumbrowski
  • bytemap fonts of the 8-bit scene – mostly Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum
  • bytemap fonts of the 16-bit scene – mostly Atari ST and Amiga
  • other fonts from various sources (old demos, intros, etc.) converted by me

Wherever I could get a grip of the name of the author, I mentioned them in the file description. A lot of these fonts are many years old, some even decades. Font that were part of some games are now so called abandonware. I'm going to assume in good faith that all bitmap fonts shown here are freeware.

If you happen to be an author of a certain font presented here that you do not wish to be available, then feel free to contact me and I will make quick amendments to remove it from this website.

Similarly, if you happen to find an error in the description of any font, please, tell me what to fix in the discussion below each font.

Thanks in advance!

What's in it for me?

Let this site be helpful to you if:

  • you are a graphic designer seeking for some cool bitmap fonts
  • you are a programmer and would like to implement the BMF file-format
  • you'd like to have a pic of your text drawn by one of the fonts

Enjoy!

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Recent discussions

TimeSubjectNameComment
2020-11-27 23:38:45 adminThe name *might* suggest this one is from Imperator but I'm not sure - only got the the picture named "IMP8_8.PNG".
2020-11-27 23:20:17 adminThe bug located and fixed (temporarily).
2020-11-27 15:48:49General discussionadminEach initial letter/digit now groups at least 20 fonts.

Also pulled some statistics of number of fonts on the number of colors they use. The top 10 goes like this:
484 fonts having 3 colors (in most cases dark gray, light gray, and white)
386 fonts having 1 color
346 fonts having 7 colors
207 fonts having 15 colors
191 fonts having 4 colors
159 fonts having 31 colors
123 fonts having 6 colors
105 fonts having 5 colors
101 fonts having 14 colors
92 fonts having 8 colors
2020-11-26 18:22:50 adminLike "hightech" but the inner black color is opaque.
2020-11-26 04:25:47 adminLetters Q-Z recycled from A-O.
2020-11-25 21:29:49 adminHeavily inspired by a regular scroller font in Mind Riot by Andromeda.
2020-11-25 17:21:33General discussionadminExternal links now show target's <title> (where applicable).
2020-11-25 04:30:35 adminA font similar to the one used in headers in FastTracker ][ help.
2020-11-24 17:45:34General discussionadminThumbs up and thumbs down in fonts' detail pages changed to 1/10 through 10/10 rating. Please, go ahead and rate fonts you like (or drag down those you dislike) - I'm curious which fonts are your favorite. With more data I will set up charts etc.
2020-11-24 04:02:38 adminConsolidated characters with the font "howdy" (which was then deleted).