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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

Enjoy!

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Recent discussions

TimeSubjectNameComment
2020-10-17 12:13:03 adminZbeng: Good acumen! The number of bubles matches :)
ITK from the name corresponds with "In the Kitchen".
Furthermore, the demo has some additional cute fonts I might wanna recycle.
2020-10-17 11:42:59General discussionadmin@Zbeng: So should I batch-replace the bad link with a correct one? If I understand it correctly. If so, could you provide the correct link (to SOWATT)? Thank you.
2020-10-14 01:27:48 ZbengPossibly this font is by Facet of Vision (Amiga):
https://demozoo.org/productions/8988/
2020-10-13 17:04:17General discussionZbengI think you are correct that they are all related to SOWATT. Maybe by mistake I gave all of them an external link suggestion with 2 links concatenated?
Is this possible?
Anyhow the link to https://demozoo.org/productions/181447/ is irrelevant to all of them, AFAIK
2020-10-13 14:22:12General discussionadmin@Zbeng: These 20 are all the search result (in my last comment).
2020-10-12 16:43:23General discussionZbengIf you can mail me the list of 20 fonts, I can try to figure it out.
I don't remember suggesting this external link that many times.
2020-10-12 15:18:33 adminThe A,E,I,O,U letters were inverse in the original font. I edited this version to have these letters "normal" but kept the inverse versions and mapped them to small letters (a,e,i,o,u).
(Maybe I could do a version with original inverse A,E,I,O,U if need be.)
2020-10-12 13:11:50General discussionadmin@Zbeng: Looked it up in the database and this URL is linked to 20 fonts, all of them begin with sw-*.
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?q=sw-
Maybe instead of it there should be a link to the "SO WATT" demo?
2020-10-12 00:58:38General discussionZbengThis shows up in many fonts external links:
https://demozoo.org/productions/181447/
Is this some kind of a bug?
2020-10-12 00:54:44 ZbengDon't sweat it