Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th May 2014 11:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces

My love of typography originated in the 80's with the golden years of 8-bit home computing and their 8x8 pixel monospaced fonts on low-resolution displays.

It's quite easy to find bitmap copies of these fonts and also scalable traced TTF versions but there's very little discussion about the fonts themselves. Let's remedy that by firing up some emulators and investigating the glyphs.

I've been looking at a lot of these 8bit fonts because of recent emulation efforts. I'd like to throw Visi On's fonts into the fray, too.

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Atari ST high res mode font
by theosib on Thu 29th May 2014 14:08 UTC
theosib
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My favorite system font was the 8x16 font that the Atari ST series used for its high res modes. What I liked is how it had double-thick lines for both vertical and horizontal strokes. This made it easier for me to read (less eye strain?) than console fonts on other systems like the PC.

Here’s what it looked like:
http://www.dafont.com/atari-st-8x16-system-font.font

Edited 2014-05-29 14:09 UTC

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