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Andy Bates

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Dwarf Fortress Font?
« on: December 17, 2009, 08:27:09 pm »

Can someone tell me what font is used in Dwarf Fortress? And, on a related note, how I can install that font for use with NetHack? I used to play NetHack on the PC, and itís not the same without the old font!

Thanks!

Andy.
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qoonpooka

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 08:30:30 pm »

To my knowledge, DF doesn't use a font.  It uses an image file and takes sprites from that file.  I could be wrong, though.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 08:33:09 pm »

The closest you can get to it is fixedsys.

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 05:33:57 am »

Yes, it does indeed use an image file, called the tileset.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 09:38:52 pm »

For anyone who runs across this thread and wonders the same thing, the font is DOS code page 437. Tarn mentions this in one of the podcast interviews he did.

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437 >

You can find various TTF versions floating around the web.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 09:41:03 pm by EfficientCause »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 10:05:12 pm »

If you want a tileset that matches the traditional 9x16 "MS-DOS fullscreen" font, try this.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Font?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 07:30:47 am »

Not to necrobump, however if anyone else is looking for these fonts, but desires a .ttf version, http://int10h.org/oldschool-pc-fonts/ has not only the original font, but some newer expanded versions with unicode support. Free to boot.
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