Futile Fonts
September 5, 2016 10:21 PM   Subscribe

Futile Fonts
Do you like fonts based on ultra-obscure 1980s LED displays, or based on ROM dumps from the Commodore 64's pen plotter? Of course you do!

I've also linked to my multi-year work-in-progress conversion of the old Hershey vector fonts to OTF. A couple of these fonts are usable, if preliminary.
Role: programmer, designer
posted by scruss (3 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by aniola on October 16, 2016: Futile Fonts

THIS IS TERRIFIC
posted by JHarris at 2:39 PM on September 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you! What I really liked about the Commodore plotter font was that all the vector data fits into fewer than 660 bytes. Plus, it's a cool story how the data was fished out of the controller.
posted by scruss at 5:05 PM on September 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Can a comment count as ten votes? Because yes.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:51 AM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


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