Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 21:12 UTC

In 2003 I used PfaEdit, now FontForge, to convert screen to a TrueType font so it'd work on OS X, and I have used it as my standard bitmapped font since. I would have made the conversions public earlier, but I was concerned about whether this would be a licensing violation. It turns out the SGI fonts were released under a MIT license a few months after I initially converted them back in 2003, but I didn’t notice until today. So, here are the fonts for you to download.

The SGI font is classic. So memorable.

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That font is nice indeed, but years ago I got introduced to a bitmap font called Raize under Windows. I manually redrew every glyph in two font sizes, and made the first Linux version of it. Fast-forward almost 10 years, and I'm still using that font daily as my go-to programming and Gnome Terminal font.

If I have to use a mono TTF font, then DejaVu Sans Mono is the one I go for.

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