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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
2020-07-11 23:27:18 zbenghttps://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=ecstasy-demo-main-menu and https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=trt1 have many differences, but also many resemblances. They seem to be related.
2020-07-11 03:10:58 ZbengThis font is from the "Decade Demo - The Pipeworx Demo"
https://demozoo.org/productions/124195/
Font author is Sense
https://demozoo.org/sceners/31663/
2020-07-02 20:02:06 Zbengupdates and external links for:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=059
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=060

Both are related to (but different from) a font by Zogg (from the watchman) found in:
https://demozoo.org/productions/124788/

2020-07-02 19:22:11 Zbengupdates and external links for:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=083
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=084

Artist:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=17133
https://demozoo.org/sceners/5201/

Mentioned in:
https://demozoo.org/productions/90558/

Scrolltext excerpt:
https://demozoo.org/productions/90558/info/2110/
- LUDUG - WHO MADE THIS NICE 2 BITPLANES FONT. HE'S A VERY TALENTED GRAPHIST ON AMIGA AND HE ALSO DESIGNS SOME STUFF FOR OVERLANDERS
2020-07-02 10:22:57 Zbengupdates and external links for:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=trt2

Amiga original:
http://ftp.amigascne.org/pub/amiga/Gfx/T/Terminator(de)/Tristar-charset-1.bmp
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=65914
https://demozoo.org/graphics/157847/

Artist:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=4656
https://demozoo.org/sceners/52356/
2020-07-02 08:16:08 ZbengLooks like a recoloring.

External Links:

Atari ST original:
https://ftp.untergrund.net/users/ltk_tscc/fujiology/GFX/SPAZ/STGR16/APTFONT1.GIF
https://demozoo.org/graphics/150205/

Artist:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=18527
https://demozoo.org/sceners/2123/

Related:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=044
https://demozoo.org/graphics/150204/
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=91816
2020-07-02 08:15:56 ZbengExternal Links:

Amiga original:
http://ftp.amigascne.org/pub/amiga/Gfx/D/DaveMoss/PrehitoricTaleCharset%20%283bpl%29.png
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=91816

Atari ST original:
https://ftp.untergrund.net/users/ltk_tscc/fujiology/GFX/SPAZ/STGR16/APTFONT0.GIF
https://demozoo.org/graphics/150204/

Artist:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=18527
https://demozoo.org/sceners/2123/

Related:
https://bmf.php5.cz/index.php?font=234
https://demozoo.org/graphics/150205/
2020-07-02 03:10:34General discussionRick HarmanHow do I get this font into my font file to use on my computer?
2017-07-06 00:01:48
2017-07-02 10:09:32