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FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE
Palm Pilot fonts
Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)
Matthew Bardram (b. New York City, 1965) is the Tucson, AZ-based [T-26] founder of Atomic Media, who specializes in bitmap fonts. He designed Atomic, Centrifuge, Bromide (at T-26), Crackle, Klaxon. At Nakedface (now gone), he made Arachnid, Bitpak, Bylinear, DhexInline, Genetica, Economy Large, Empiric, Hypersigna (2005, bitmap face), Montreal (the family) and two katakana fonts. His Bitpack includes the following pixel fonts: Bylinear (2000), Cellular (2000), Genetica (2000, free download), Genetrix, Macroscopic, Metodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer, Remote (2000), Monocule (2000), Joystik, Centrifuge, Quantaa (2000), Bionika, Megalon (2000), Wired, Badfish.
Bardram's Digipak includes Atomic-Inline, Atomic-Outline, Bionika-Black, Bionika, Genetrix-Crossed, Genetrix-Square, Genetrix-SquareCore, Genetrix-SquareHollow, Joystik, Macroscopic-A, Macroscopic-B, Macroscopic-C, Macroscopic-D, Macroscopic-E, Methodic-Bold, Methodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer-SanScript, Scriptometer.
Additional typefaces: a 3D pixel font called Boxer 3D (2002), Neuronic (2002-2004, nice outlined pixel font; see also here), Fusionaire (2002, a display font) and Wijdeveld, a squarish font based on the lettering of poster artist Wijdeveld from The Netherlands. In 2005, these fonts were added: Magnetica, Imperium, Ratio, Hypersigna, Sequence and Tempora, all by Matthew Bardram.
Sausan Kare's pixel fonts at Atomic Media: Mini Food, Kare Dingbats, Biology, Everett, Harry, Ramona, Kare Five Dots, Kare Five Dots Serif, Kare Six Dots, Kare Six Dots Serif.
Desktop utilities to manipulate Palm fonts: afnx, nfnt (lo/hi/both densities), NFNT, conversion from Type 1/TrueType/BDF/PCF/etc. Anti-aliased font support. Includes some GUIs. FreeType2 based. Now includes Font Collector for PalmOS side. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontCollector is a free open source program by Dr. Alexander R. Pruss from the Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Font conversion between these formats: FontHack 123 (including eReader), Mobipocket, Fonts4OS5 (conversion to other formats only for registered Fonts4OS5 3.1 users), FontSubst (conversion to other formats only for registered FontSubst 1.50 users), FontHackV, Fonts inside all applications' main .prc files and their overlays, Plucker, Silo, PalmBible+, VersaMail fonts, FontBucket, Built-in Sony NX fonts, Built-in Palm OS fonts on many devices. Check also PalmFontConv(erter) and FontSmoother. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontHack 123 is a free font substitution hack. It needs one or several .pdb font files to be present in PalmPilot. Requires HackMaster (EvPlugBase, X-Master) to run. Page by Sergey Menshikov. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontHackPlus from Digital Glyph Software is a PALM Pilot utility. It includes the monospaced ProFontWindows (1997) by Carl Osterwald, Steve Gilardi, and Andrew Welch (converted using Ken Hancock's Pilot Font Converter for Macintosh.) Free download here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Handspring was a maker of Palm OS-based Visor- and Treo-branded personal digital assistants. It was run by Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky, and Ed Colligan, the original inventors of the Palm Pilot and founders of Palm Computing, after they became unhappy with the direction in which 3Com was taking the Palm division. Handspring was founded in June 1998 and merged with Palm, Inc.'s hardware division in 2003 to form palmOne. The Treo 600 was the last product to use the Handspring name. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Handy Pilot Font Editor is running on any handheld computers such as USR PalmPilot Pro, IBM WorkPads, and ofcourse 3COM palms." Looks like a bitmap editor for the handhels Pilot computers. Commercial product by Alexander Ovcharenko. Alternate URL. Download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Harry's Palm Page
Austrian designer of Palm fonts: for Greek: Helbetike, HelbetikeNarrow, Britannike and BritannikeBold. For Hebrew, his Palm fints include EnGedi and BeerSchebar. Finally, he created Makarios (Coptic), and Narrow (a slightly modified version of Narrowfont by Michael Nordström (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert O'Connor (email@example.com)). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Project developed by Dr. Alexander R. Pruss from the Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. It aims to develop utilities to manipulate Palm fonts, in v1 and v2 formats: afnx, nfnt (lo/hi/both densities), NFNT, conversion from Type 1/TrueType/BDF/PCF/etc. Anti-aliased font support. Includes Plucker (anti-aliased and normal) font generator GUI. FreeType2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Palm Font Editor
pbm2pfnt is a program that converts a group of PBM (portable bitmap) images to a font file suitable for use with PilRC. This allows developers to create custom fonts for use within their Palm device applications. Included with pbm2pfnt is a utility script called mkpfnt which creates fonts using the MetaFont font compiler and extracts selected bitmaps from those fonts. Together with pbm2pfnt, mkpfnt allow you to use MetaFont to create fonts for use with your Palm device. By Douglas Henke. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pilot Font Converter 0.95 is Ken Hancock's shareware utility for Palm Pilots: "A tool geared towards Pilot developers. This is a Macintosh application which converts Mac NFNTs or FONTs into resources which you can include in your Pilot applications." [Google] [More] ⦿