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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
2020-08-15 17:35:18 zbengSee also:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=drsatan
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=058
2020-08-15 17:32:54 zbengSee also:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=xerud
2020-08-15 17:23:30 zbengExternal link:
https://demozoo.org/productions/117152/

BTW,
For fonts that I ripped myself and sent you, the prefix of the compilation disk can be removed unless the font is from the compilation disk menu itself.
For example, you can see from the external link that apart from the "Whattaheck Demo", The goldscroller screen was included in at least 3 compilations. Ripped-Off DCD 50 is just one of them.
In the future, to simplify it for you, I will try to remove unimportant prefixes for fonts that I send you from my own ripping collection.
2020-08-15 17:10:24 zbengI tried to suggest an external link:
https://demozoo.org/productions/153452/
There was a message for a few seconds: "Error occured".
2020-08-15 17:01:35 zbengSee also:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=206
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=menta
2020-08-15 17:01:26 zbengSee also:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=206
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=menta2
2020-08-15 17:01:15 zbengSee also:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=menta
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=menta2
2020-08-15 16:59:43General discussionzbengAlso remembers last name and e-mail in the comments... Nice!
Very comfortable.
2020-08-15 16:55:37General discussionzbengVery nice new icon for the webpage, and thanks for expanding the "Recently added fonts"..!
2020-08-15 16:47:21 zbengNow that the differences are more easily visible,
maybe the external links of https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=173 should be moved (or copied) here.