FOR SOME STRANGE REASON THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INORDINATE INTEREST IN PIXEL FONTS FROM THE 1970'S AND 80'S. OK, ITS FUN FOR YOUNGER TYPOGRAPHERS TO WORK WITHIN STRICT RESTRICTIONS RECREATING FONTS THAT WERE DESIGNED YEARS AGO, LETS BE FAIR, THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY COMBINATIONS OF PIXLES WITHIN A 6X6 GRID.
WHAT DOES SUPPRISE ME IS THAT NO ONE HAS LOOKED BACK AT THE FIRST (I THINK) HOME COMPUTER, NAMELY THE ZX81 WHICH WAS RELEASED BY CLIVE SINCLAIR, AN ENGLISH ELECTRONICS CO. IN 1981. IT HAD 1 KB OF RAM (NO JOKE), 8 KB OF ROM AND A CPU THAT RAN AT AN AMAZING 3.25 MHZ. DATA WAS STORED ON CASSETTE TAPES AND THE SCREEN WAS YOUR TELEVISION.
AS NO ONE HAS CHECKED OUT THE ZX81 I HAVE MADE A FONT THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL FONT USED BY THE COMPUTER. I HAVE USED 5 BRICKS WHERE AS THE ORIGINAL USED ONLY 1. BEAT THAT!
For pixel-lovers. 4x4(5) for best legibility in smallest size.
Accurate spacing is done with a SINGLE PIXEL ABOVE EACH CHARACTER, REMOVE THAT PIXEL to be correct.
I needed a micro font, something that could be done in the tiniest scale, and braille came to mind. it is decipherable, making it good for textures on signs or glyths in pixel art.
SHARE and USE as you wish, its just braille i hold no creative rule over this, literally anyone can make this exactly the same in 3 minutes or so, like i did.
Just in case anybody wanted a small, serifed, pixel-sharp font with personality and figure (old-style) numerals, I whipped this up... then overachieved, perhaps. It has full Latin-1 and Latin Extended-A support, extended punctuation, most Greek, and as much Cyrillic as I could justify working on. It also has some Roman numerals, many arrows, and a few other random things.
If anyone out there actually wishes to use this for setting anything with Greek or Cyrillic alphabets, please let me know if I've made any terrible errors or if more characters are desired. I know better than to trust my typographical sense for alphabets I don't use in an actual language context!
A whimsical pixel sans-serif font, inspired by the works of Susan Kare, especially Chicago. It supports up to Latin Supplements plus Katakana.
A new fs! Finally! And another pixelly one. Except this one is completely pixelly, and you haven't seen one of those since AH Pixelated nearly a year ago.
When I figure out some special Expert Mode things, I may come back to this font's name (AH Altara) and make another one (AH Altara 2). The point of this particular one was to look as much like the lines did not cross (one continous, snaking line). But then I abandoned that almost completely for More Latin. Just like AH Pixelated, this uses all Basic Latin and a lot of More Latin for 187 letters.