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Bitmap Font Generator

This program will allow you to generate bitmap fonts from TrueType fonts. The application generates both image files and character descriptions that can be read by a game for easy rendering of fonts.

The program is freeware and open source, but a donation is greatly appreciated.

If you don't have an image viewer capable of reading TGA, PNG, or DDS files, I recommend PUPP, another free product from AngelCode.

Downloads

download installer for v1.13 (358KB)

download installer for v1.14 beta (370KB)

Features

Documentation

The manual is installed with the tool, but for those who wish to take a look at it without installing the tool first it is also available here. The manual describes both how to use the tool and the file format of the generated files.

Source code

The source code is available under the widely known zlib license. The svn repository is hosted at SourceForge.net

Get the code by pointing your svn client at: http://svn.code.sf.net/p/bmfont/code/trunk.

If you want any support with the code, then please visit the forums.

Tutorials & Resources

Here are a few tutorials/demos that show how to render text with bitmap fonts generated by BMFont.

Changes

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Work in Progress

Some of the things that will be implemented in future versions: