Bitmap font

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It is a font in which the shape of a letter is represented by square dots (pixels). Since the font data itself is extremely lightweight and the load on drawing is light, it is ideal for devices that have limited capacity and want to use light resources such as CPU and memory.

Recommended

  • I want to emphasize the lightness of capacity rather than the beauty of the character.
  • We want to reduce resources such as CPU and memory to the minimum.
  • I want to build it into a device with limited capacity.

Main points of bitmap font

Represented by square dots

It is a font in which the shape of a letter is represented by square dots (pixels). You can choose from 2 gray levels to 16 gray scale levels.

For low spec equipment

The font data itself is extremely lightweight and the load on drawing is light, making it ideal for devices with limited capacity.

Display characters even in non-OS environment

Characters can be displayed even in environments where a rasterizer is not incorporated, such as various home appliances, electronic dictionaries, car navigation systems, and electronic display devices.

type

Bitmap fonts are provided in three types: black binary images, grayscale 4 gradations and 16 gradations.

Binary image

It is drawn in only two gray levels, and it is the lightest. The person who sees it has jaggies.

Grayscale 4 gradation

Since it is drawn in 4 gradations including gray, jaggies are reduced and the outline can be seen smoothly.

Grayscale 16 gradation

Since it is drawn in 16 gradations, the contour line can be seen more smoothly than in 4 gradations.

Size notation

Use "letter" and "body" to represent the size of the bitmap font. In the example on the right, when characters are displayed horizontally, there will be a space of at least 1 pixel to the left and right of the characters.

Binary image bitmap font size list

For bitmap fonts, prepare data for each size to be used. Contact Us about creating other specified data, including the binary image data in the table below.

Size (pixels) Weight (pixel) Character Sets Typeface
letter body Vertical side
1 9×9 10×10 1 1 CP932 Square Gothic (thin)
2 9×9 10×10 1 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
3 11×11 12×12 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
4 11×11 12×12 1 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
5 11×11 12×12 2 2 Kaku Gothic (thick)
6 12×12 14×14 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
7 12×12 14×14 1 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
8 12×12 14×14 2 2 Kaku Gothic (thick)
9 15×15 16×16 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
10 15×15 16×16 1 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
11 16×16 18×18 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
12 16×16 18×18 1 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
13 16×16 18×18 2 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
14 16×16 18×18 2 3 Kaku Gothic (thick)
15 16×16 18×18 2 4 Kaku Gothic (thick)
16 18×18 20×20 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
17 18×18 20×20 2 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
18 18×18 20×20 2 3 Kaku Gothic (thick)
19 20×20 22×22 2 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
20 20×20 22×22 2 3 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
21 22×22 24×24 1 1 Square Gothic (thin)
22 22×22 24×24 2 2 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
23 22×22 24×24 2 3 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
24 22×22 24×24 3 3 Kaku Gothic (thick)
25 22×22 24×24 4 4 Kaku Gothic (thick)
26 22×22 24×24 4 5 Kaku Gothic (thick)
27 - 30×30 2 2 Square Gothic (thin)
28 28×28 30×30 3 3 Kaku Gothic (Medium)
29 - 32×32 2 2 Square Gothic (thin)
30 - 40×40 2 2 Square Gothic (thin)
31 - 50×50 3 3 Square Gothic (thin)
32 - 60×60 3 4 Square Gothic (thin)
33 - 80×80 5 5 Square Gothic (thin)
34 - 100×100 6 6 Square Gothic (thin)
  • We also accept sizes and designs other than the above and original sizes. Please feel free to contact us for details.

Chinese government certified (CESI certified) bitmap font

When incorporating bitmap fonts (simplified characters) into products sold in China, font data based on China's national standard (GB) will be procured from the China Institute of Electronics and Standardization (CESI). We will request the transfer from Keisei Co., Ltd., which is an authorized distributor authorized by the Chinese government, which is procuring bitmap fonts from CESI and acting as a license contract.

Bitmap font certified by the Chinese government Fee for 4 years

Size (pixels) price Typeface
GB2312-80 GB18030-2005 (forced part)
11×12 US $ 22,222.22 US $ 50,000.00 -
13×14 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
15×16 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
15×18 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
17×18 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
19×20 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
22×22 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 -
24×24 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
28×28 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
32×32 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
36×36 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
40×40 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
48×48 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
64×64 US $ 16,666.66 US $ 44,444.44 Song / Black body / Song / Regular body
  • As of April 2018
  • The amount includes 10% income tax under the tax treaty. / 1: For 11 × 12 to 19 × 20 sizes, there is no typeface Styles because the stroke is a single pixel line. / Song type (Ming type), Black type (Gothic type), Song type (Song type), Chinese style typeface

Specifications summary

Product name TypeB bitmap font
Product price Contact Us us
tone Maximum value / 4 gradations / 16 gradations
Corresponding language Japanese / European / Chinese (Simplified / Traditional) / Korean Others Please contact us
Character set Japanese: CP932 / JIS X 0208: 1990 + IBM Gaiji
Europe: Latin 1 / Latin 2 / Cyril / Greece
Chinese (Simplified): Big5
Chinese (Traditional): GB18030 (CESI certified)
Korean: KS X 1001
Typeface design Selectable from Gothic style, Round Gothic style, Mincho style
Usage Small display device and low-spec device

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