Re: Commodore fonts?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2004-02-18 16:48:09

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 10:06:50AM -0500, William Levak wrote:
> Most computers today support either True Type or Postscript fonts.
> I was wondering whether it would be possible to create True Type or
> Postscript fonts of the various Commodore fonts.

As a matter of fact, this question came up on the Finnish Usenet discussion
group sfnet.atk.cbm on November 28, 2002.  Someone had made a TrueType font
that contained the Commodore 64 bitmap font.  The package is available at  When I checked it in 2002, it contained
three FON files (bitmapped Windows fonts) which I couldn't view, and one
TrueType font, which included some extraneous glyphs, such as Pac Man monsters
and computer manufacturer logos.

> Anyone have any idea as to what software would actually do something like
> this?

pfaedit and maybe an automatic bitmap to vector tracer.  Some months ago, I
came across to an open source tracer on  Unfortunately,
its name escapes me at the moment.

On a related note, does anyone know the name of the typeface used in labels
on Commodore equipment?  Someone would like to have replacement labels made
for his newly acquired PET 2001.


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