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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


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2021-01-15 20:40:50 admin@Zbeng: Yes, PQRST and Z0.123 characters are placed a pixel below in the source picture.
But I can shift those letters (and digits) 1px up.
P.S. Did that, only to find out the letters lack 1px on the other side. So... I tend to keep it like it is (part of it is lazyness, I admit).
2021-01-15 20:36:26 adminmenu20dreamweavers (which was a duplicate), deleted.
2021-01-14 19:26:43 ZbengIn all these fonts 'T' seems to be 1 pixel lower than the rest. Is the this a problem in the source images?
2021-01-13 02:55:53 admin@Zbeng: Yep, only 0-3 were in the source picture. And a dot.
2021-01-12 22:09:16 ZbengDid you recycle some of the digits?
I remember most were missing from memory when I ripped them.
2021-01-08 00:34:32 adminInterestingly, ?font=tdi differs by one more color and smaller or sharper differences in letters like CGJKOPQRUVYZ.
2020-12-30 13:52:55General discussionadminJust passed 800K total views.
2020-12-30 13:52:30General discussionadminThank you, Daniel.
2020-12-28 08:21:12General discussionZbengThe original info in the Guldkrans font collection inspired me to further investigate origins and evolution of the fonts and who their authors were. I often find useful information in old demo texts. Our findings are now displayed in each of the fonts' pages.
2020-12-28 00:05:52General discussionDaniel GuldkransGood collection and nice to see my old collection still on the net. Even with the info still intact. ;)
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