misc-fixed-width-6×13 font with dotted zero

So I have been experimenting with fixed-width bitmap fonts for a while, in my quest for the “perfect” bitmap font for programming and terminal app.

What better bitmap font can you have than misc-fixed-width-6×13 distributed with X11. It’s undeniably crisp and easy on eyes, really awesome for programming.

If you spend more than 10 hours coding or working on terminal, you would need something which is easy on eyes yet precise. Bitmap fonts are known to be precise and crisp. I have used ProFont, Terminus, Proggy etc. But really fell in love with the fixed-6×13 font.

The only thing that was kinda in my wish-list was the “dotted-zero”. So I began experimenting with FontForge. Generating .dfont for Mac was easy. But somehow Windows 10 did not like the .fon file generated by FontForge.

So I created .fon file from original 6×13.bdf using FontForge, and then regenerated .fon file using Simon Tatham’s scripts available here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/fonts/

The end result is really cool:

The modified fonts are available in my GitHub repo: https://github.com/soumyadipdm/Fixed6x13-dotted-zero


About admin_xor

Un*x/Linux junkie, loves to program, automate, automate and automate
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s