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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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TimeSubjectNameComment
2020-07-15 10:45:10 zbengThis is "Sounddemo Font" by "Krazy Rex" of "ST Connexion", but the colors seem to be other than in the original 145 gif from Daniel Guldkrans' collection:
https://bmf.php5.cz/gif/145.gif
External link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/148464/
2020-07-15 01:20:55 ZbengLooks like a re-coloring of https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=047
2020-07-15 01:18:38 ZbengApparently also in the "4th Demo" by "The Pendragons"... :)
https://demozoo.org/productions/202193/
2020-07-15 01:11:50 ZbengThis one appears in the "6th Demo" by "The Pendragons". This demo is included in the "Delirious Demo 1" by "The Alliance".
External link: https://demozoo.org/productions/121272/
2020-07-15 01:10:47 JanIt seems it also appeared here
https://demozoo.org/productions/126969/
2020-07-15 01:04:42 ZbengThis one looks like a re-coloring of https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=033
2020-07-15 01:03:06 Zbenghttps://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=033 appears (probably the first time) in the main menu of "Delirious Demo 1" by The Alliance.
External link: https://demozoo.org/productions/64833/
2020-07-15 00:03:17 zbengThis is Hellraiser of Fusion (with 'S'!). It says so in the scroller credits :).... External Link: https://demozoo.org/productions/74581/
2020-07-11 23:41:59 zbengThe author of this font is "The Master" from "Electronic Images" (a sub group of the Atari ST's "Inner Circle" from Britain). https://demozoo.org/sceners/31678/
2020-07-11 23:39:18 zbenghttps://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=ghbust Authos is Antor. External link: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202992/. related Related font by Antor: https://demozoo.org/graphics/202993/