Musings of a Fondue

Fonts

Hack,

Pico,

Gohu,

Testing some fonts for possible use in my homebrew computer project.

Also experimenting with efficient ways to convert a given font into a format the computer will understand. Manual conversion is tedious. For each character you encode its pixels using zeros (empty) and ones (filled) by eyeballing and lots of patience. For example, here’s the array to represent 8:


[
    '00000000',
    '01111110',
    '01111110',
    '01100110',
    '01100110',
    '01111110',
    '01111110',
    '01100110',
    '01100110',
    '01111110',
    '01111110',
]

Using Gimp to save a font in the X PixMap image format has yielded the best results towards automation so far.

Vitals,
  • Created on October 2016

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