So yesterday I wanted to make a joke regarding slaughtering kittens in Dwaf Fortress. But I wasn’t gonna settle for just a screenshot of the text. So I went off to download the DF font. What I found was that it didn’t exactly exist in any typical sense, and that it was based off Code Page 437. Jack_Bread on the forums mentions that the closest you could probably get to it was Fixedsys. Not close enough for me!
I also found some converter thing that looked far to convoluted for my interests, So I decided to go make it myself using BitFontMaker2.
Now we can finally have the font in a format that is actually useful to us. If you think the font is rad, go give Tarn some money for making such an awesome game. If you see this floating around somewhere else being sold or something, tell them that the wrath of Armok is going to be called upon them.
For all you web designers out there, feel free to embed it into your sites as well. You can use @font-face or any other method you can think of to get it up.P.s. The wall tiles are totally messed up. It was a real fudge fest. The font itself is based off the 800×600 tileset that comes with the game. the glyphs ©® make the dwarf faces.
If you see any errors in the font send me a comment and I’ll fix ’em up.P.p.s If you do anything with it be sure to throw me a link. I’m keen to see what people do with it.
Edit: 10/6/12 Added the other two versions of the dwarves, bearded filled and regular filled (aka the warrior icon)
Edit: 1/7/19 looks like the link went down for a while, should be fixed now!
Edit: 10/2/21 AlfalfaScout dropped a modified version of the font in the comments below to fix sizing and mapping symbols to the right glyphs. You can find the link here and in the comments below, be sure to drop them some love:
Thank you, dude. That's awesome.
All good man! Be sure to show me anything you do with it! It gives me a happy feeling inside.
Thank you, amazing job!
Hi – I've used your cool DF font in a tool of mine (located here https://github.com/fidgetfu/Mac-Fortress). Thanks!
Awesome man! Wish I had a Mac to give it a proper go!
Your friend hasn’t heard of this right?
The DF font is a slightly edited version of the IBM fonts.
That pack is awesome! Although it wasn’t around back in 2012 when I did this, ha ha. Would have saved me a lot of time.
I copied the spritemap from DF to make the font, so any slight edits should have made it in.
I guess the font download location is broken, can you fix it?
Hey thanks for the heads up on this! Should be fixed now. otherwise try this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7xF_S9WbKVFRzFqS2hwSU9vY28/view?usp=sharing
let me know if that works!
I was having trouble working with this font because the sizing is different and the glyphs aren’t mapped to the right symbols. I put together two versions (based on narrower and wider curses) with the glyphs mapped to the right symbols and exported them to a bunch of font formats. Hope it helps.
I’m new to font creation, so if you find any problem with these just let me know.
This is rad dude! I’ll highlight this comment in the original post so nobody misses it.
I feel so appreciated. Thank you.
We’ve actually been using it to make a thing that helps people make color schemes for Dwarf Fortress.
The original is here: https://github.com/manmademagic/DFColorGen
The part that I am working on is here: https://github.com/alfalfascout/DFColorGen
Damn man, I love it! I’m glad I could help the community in some small way, also thankyou so much for the credit and plug <3
I used this version of the font in the creation of this mod: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2901375133
Thank you for your work!
I used this font in the creation of this mod: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2901375133
Thank you for your work!
Dude that’s awesome! I was wondering what the fate of this font would be with the release of the new steam version. good to know it continues to be useful!
Great mod also!