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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RE: Atari ST high res mode font
by Kochise on Thu 29th May 2014 21:19 UTC in reply to "Atari ST high res mode font"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Right, ST High font is one of the most readable and comfortable. Too sad it was not really ASCII conformant, hence accents between DOS and TOS were scrambled.

Kochise

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jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Too sad it was not really ASCII conformant, hence accents between DOS and TOS were scrambled.

Accents weren't part of ASCII. You may be thinking of the "high ASCII" or "extended ASCII" of IBM PCs (and all the code page hell that came later on).

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