Tag Archives: character set

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.

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

Terminal Rain, a textmode game with a custom font, developed by Jackson Lango.

African 8-bit ASCII, or more correctly: ISO 6438, first registerred in 1979. This was based on a Western attempt to create a phonetic alphabet for many African languages. ISO 6438 was rarely used.

The ATASCII font, used in Atari’s 8-bit computers.

ArmSCII: Armenian ASCII, formally defined in 1997.


The original emoji set, made by Shigetaka Kurita for DoCoMo in 1999 (top image, now in MOMA). The other images are from the 2001-version, which Monica recently turned into a font that you can use for free.

The two character sets of the Soviet Апогей БК-01 home computer. From this video.

Chinese DOS font, via

The font of the Japanese computer NEC PC-9801. The line at the top is basically Western ASCII, and the rest is the Japanese characters. Japanese ASCII-art is often called shift_JIS or AA (for Ascii Art).

Watch it in full-size. Thanks to Daniel Rehn for the tip.