A downloadable Font Pack

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This is a font pack includes 21 retro IBM DOS fonts  ready for use in your Playdate projects.  It includes FNT files compatible with the Playdate SDK and PlayDate CAPS as well sprite sheets as PNG files.  Also included is a demo playdate app  for previewing each font on-device via a reproduction of the original IBM DOS 2.0 boot/directory listing (see screenshot). The source code for this app is also included.

This collection of monospaced, bitmap fonts in Playdate FNT format that originate from IBM text mode and system fonts. They include extended latin, greek, cyrillic and hebrew scripts and several extra characters, for a total of 782 glyphs each.

Question: Why should I pay for these fonts?
Answer: Because your time is valuable -- Assuming your time is worth $20/hr, if  this ready-to-go font set will easily pay for itself in saved time.  It took me a lot longer than that  (multiple hours) to get everything converted correctly. 

These fonts are licensed CC-BY-SA 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International). The demo code is MIT licensed.

These fonts include the full Latin-1 character sets with accented localized upper and lowercase characters including Greek and Cyrillic script  which enabling localization in: Belarusian, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Portuguese,  Russian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish and Ukrainian.  It also includes box-drawing characters for old DOS-style GUIs.  If you need a monospaced font these are a great place to start.  

This font pack includes 21 monospaced bitmap fonts of various sizes:

ibm-bios-condensed-8x16.fnt
ibm-bios-condensed-8x8.fnt
ibm-bios-expanded-16x8.fnt
ibm-bios-expanded-18x16.fnt
ibm-bios-normal-16x16.fnt
ibm-bios-normal-8x8.fnt
ibm-cga-condensed-8x16.fnt
ibm-cga-condensed-light-16x16.fnt
ibm-cga-condensed-light-8x16.fnt
ibm-cga-normal-16x16.fnt
ibm-cga-normal-8x8.fnt
ibm-cga-normal-light-8x8.fnt
ibm-ega-expanded-16x14.fnt
ibm-ega-expanded-18x14.fnt
ibm-ega-normal-8x14.fnt
ibm-ega-normal-9x14.fnt
ibm-mda-normal-9x14.fnt
ibm-vga-expanded-16x16.fnt
ibm-vga-expanded-18x16.fnt
ibm-vga-normal-8x16.fnt
ibm-vga-normal-9x16.fnt

The size of each font (e.g. 8x16) is width x height in pixels of each character.

Purchase

Buy Now$7.77 USD or more

In order to download this Font Pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.77 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ibm-dos-playdate-fonts.zip 2.2 MB

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Would it be possible to get TTF or OTF versions of these files so it's easier to make the text built into the artwork and match the font in the game