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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
2020-08-03 16:53:09 zbengExternal link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202988/
2020-08-03 16:52:32 zbengExternal link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202987/
2020-08-03 16:30:33 zbengExternal link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202994/
2020-08-03 16:29:48 zbengExternal link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202992/
2020-08-03 16:29:01 zbengExternal link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202993/
2020-08-03 16:09:22 Zbenghttps://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=ghbust is a duplicate, see more details I wrote in its page.
2020-08-03 16:09:12 ZbengThis is basically a duplicate of https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=antorb1, though it was added to the collection long before it. The source image is probably different since there are tiny differences in the colors hues and even the font size.
2020-08-03 09:55:19General discussionzbengEnhancements suggestions:
1) I like "Recently added fonts" in the main page, but there are only 5. I would like to see the history of added fonts according to date, so I can see what was added since I last visited.
2) It would be great to be able to see history of my last posts (or maybe any other user - by name), and be able to access them directly into the relevant font page. This way I can follow-up any response to these posts.
3) I would love to be able to add links to external sites for a font. maybe already have a dedicated link to demozoo for the font itself (I'm planning to add many fonts there soon), and a list of demozoo/Pouët/etc.. for demos/intros that use the font.
4) Is it possible to include in a font's page a picture of the entire font before it was cut (like in the GIFs page), if there can be a page to put all of them too, like in the original Guldkrans collection GIF page - even better.
5) Can the comments in the GIF page be updated to reflect latest knowledge on the fonts appearing there? The Original Guldkrans comments can be kept for reference and historical reasons.

BTW - great work on the latest improvements including: discussion sorting and voting! The first step to eradicating spam!
2020-08-02 11:46:03 ZbengAppears in "Stone Demo" by "The Black Cats".
External link: https://demozoo.org/productions/95142/
2020-08-02 11:41:17 ZbengLooks like a duplicate of https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=psy2 (possibly a few chars are not included in both)