Compression

Half-the byte for double the text

I drew these fonts back in the day and I’m not sure I ever published them before probably because the limitations of 4 pixel wide fonts mean that you really don’t get much originality. There are plenty of other fonts out there like this including the Spectrum Tasword font as well as Screen-80 and Highspeed80

The idea with these fonts is you use a renderer that can draw half-width to double the amount of text you can display on-screen. For a Commodore 60 that would be 80 characters, for a Spectrum that would give you 64.

The fonts are available in regular, short and tall variants as well as a square version of each.

The simulated usage samples below only support 8x8 monospaced fonts and so do not show the intended usage of this typeface.

Simulated usage
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