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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Comment by mrAmiga500
by mrAmiga500 on Fri 30th May 2014 12:29 UTC
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Standard software that came with Amiga computers included a bitmap font editor. I can't think of another computer that included that as basic software. I was making my own fonts back in the 80's. You really start to appreciate fonts when you make your own.

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