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!
Published: 13th May, 2008
Last edited: 13th May, 2008
Created: 13th May, 2008
A 3x3 microfont I have been working on for a while on my own-- only found this site today, made it easy for me to make it an actual font (instead of just a bmp file which I copy/pasted from!)
The only difficult to interpret part, imo, is a couple of the numbers (2 and 5, especially) and a few of the punctuation marks (; and ! might be tough for some users). Other than that though, pretty legible and amazing for steganography, computer reading, or whatever else you want to use it for.
If you like it or use it, let me know!