Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Day 1 : Creating the Bitmap Font
A quick task today - creating the bitmap font. This is an 8x8 64 bit font, and isn't actually documented anywhere. I know what each character is (it's a slightly modified 64 bit ASCII set) but not what they look like.
Fortunately there is a mix of screen grabs, box shots and photos from which most of the font characters can be copied.
A few I've had to guess, keeping the 'serif blocky square style' of the Gimini Font - these are V,X,Z and about half the punctuation characters, as these don't appear anywhere on the screenshots.
The screenshot shows a Java app whose sole purpose is to display the font for testing.
(The running font won't have the seperator lines for each pixel)