I am trying to design a (or: use an existing) very low-res bitmap/pixel font. I only have little space, but am thinking about utilizing different brightness levels of the pixels.

I found this post (stackexchange) where various low-res pixel fonts with height of 5px are discussed. But each pixel is only on/off here - one bit colordepth.

Are there designs for (low bitdepth) grayscale fonts? Grayscale values could be used to "round" corners a little - at least to fake it. Like the antialiasing in computer graphics.

If anyone has designs or some useful links I would greatly appreciate this!

  • Welcome to GD.SE!
    – Mensch
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 13:39
  • thank you :-) !
    – exocortex
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 13:40
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    @Mensch try this i.sstatic.net/5DrxH.png
    – user82991
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 13:44
  • You can't 'round' a pixel. a pixel is square. What's your use-case for this?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 14:16
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    @joojaa - you try rounding the corner of one then, in greyscale ;))
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 15:31


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