1. This page presents ClortFonts release 200119. This is a portable ZIP file as opposed to a distro-specific package. The download link is:
ClortFonts is a set of 3 fixed-size FOSS BDF fonts suitable for use in retro games. PCF versions are included.
These fonts were created originally by “clort”. For license information, see the LICENSE file provided.
2. The 1st font is ClortDamsel, 20 pixels tall, release 1.2.
ClortDamsel is similar to a commercial font named “MaidenWord”.
The commercial font was used in a game named “Blades of Exile”. ClortDamsel is a replacement that offers two advantages:
a. ClortDamsel has a BSD license. This means that the font can be redistributed and/or used in any games, including commercial games.
b. MaidenWord is a scalable font. ClortDamsel is fixed-size and more suitable for use in retro games.
ClortDamsel-20.bdf is the BDF file. ClortDamsel-20.pcf is a PCF version of the BDF file.
2. The 2nd font is ClortSans, 11 pixels tall, release 1.0.
ClortSans is similar to a commercial font named “SSERIFE.FON”. The latter font is believed to have been distributed by Microsoft as part of Windows 3.11.
ClortSans-11.bdf is the BDF file. ClortSans-11.pcf is a PCF version of the BDF file.
3. The 3rd font is ClortSansBold, 11 pixels tall, release 1.0.
ClortSansBold is the same as ClortSans, described above, except for being bold.
ClortSansBold-11.bdf is the BDF file. ClortSansBold-11.pcf is a PCF version of the BDF file.
4. The 3 PCF files were created under Linux as follows:
for bdf_file in *.bdf
pcf_file=`echo $bdf_file | sed 's/\.bdf$/.pcf/'`
bdftopcf -o $pcf_file $bdf_file
One screenshot file is included. The screenshot, displayed below, illustrates the 1st of the 3 fonts.