Project Nayuki


ProFont (Nayuki’s version)

Introduction

This is a bitmap monospace font intended for low-resolution monochrome displays. The line strokes are normally 2 pixels thick. Each glyph takes up 12×22 pixels of space. Exactly the set of 95 printable ASCII characters are supported. The font is open-source under the MIT license.

I took the ProFont Distribution 2.2 (copies available on Tobias Jung’s page) as the base to work from. Then I tweaked letter shapes pixel by pixel to achieve the aesthetic that I wanted – such as rounder curves, more uniform strokes, more uniform heights, et cetera.

My version of ProFont is distributed only as the PNG bitmap image below. It is not packaged in a proper font format like TrueType, OpenType, etc.

Comparison

ProFont Distribution 2.2:

ProFont, Nayuki’s version:

Overview of changes:

  • Curved bowls: 0 6 8 9 D P b d g p q

  • Slanted lines: 7 A M N Q R V W X Y

  • Glyph height: # / \ ^ _ { }

  • Serifs: 4 B G I i j k t

  • Miscellaneous shaping: ! % & ( ) * , - 0 2 3 5 ; < > ? @ S V ^ ` a c e f g h m n r s u v w y

License (MIT)

Copyright © 1997 Andrew Welch, Carl R. Osterwald, Stephen C. Gilardi
Copyright © 2017 Project Nayuki
https://www.nayuki.io/page/profont-nayukis-version

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

  • The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

  • The Software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the Software or the use or other dealings in the Software.