Tag Archives: 1980s

The Amstrad PC 1640 character set is similar to Code Page 437, but it has a double exclamation mark‼ It’s used for maths and coding, but it also refers to  retroflex clicks like ᵑ̊‼ʰ.

The European font of the Sega SC-3000. Notice how curvy the full triangles and slashes are. Images from SMS Power and Saverio Russo.

The 8×16 system font of the Atari ST (1985), available here.

The three TRS-80 models had no less than 22 different fonts in total (top image), available in Rebecca Bettencourt’s font pack Another Mans Treasure. Shown here are the international fonts from TRS-80 Model 4, and Rebecca’s additions in the last image.

Tatung Einstein (1984) and its rather special character set. Also, don’t miss the active Geocities-style site tatungeinstein.co.uk. Photos from here and here.

Animated Madonna ANSI by MCL, circa 1989. Found by Noel Gamba, posted on giphy.

From an MZ-80 game by Hudson. Full video here.

The font of the portable TRS-80 Model 100 (1983).

WarGames (1983) uses what looks like a custom font to display thermonuclear text mode graphics. It was made on a CompuPro 8/16, although an IMSAI 8080 is used in the movie (apparently for sale for $25,000). Read more, see more.