Bitmap web text

Jasper07's picture

Hi all,
I am wondering, what are some good bitmap text fonts for searchable web content? I would like to improve the readablility of the content in the sites my company designs while at the same time keeping the content searchable. I know that Emigre was one of the first foundries to create bitmap fonts for screen use but are there newer designs/foundries that you could reccomend?
I like the text font that is used in the Typophile forums.

Thank you.

Miss Tiffany's picture

You might like Unibody from Underware.

Jasper07's picture

Thanks. That is a nice family. Do you have any other suggestions that can be used at larger point sizes, say (9-11pt)? I am also concerned about readability issues with older users. Right now we are turning off the anti aliasing in Photoshop for the html content on our sites.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Chris,

are you speaking of plain HTML text? You won’t have any control over the fonts and rendering techniques used at the visitors’ side.

I like the text font that is used in the Typophile forums.

That’s Georgia, at least if you have it installed.


joeclark's picture

I think you completely misunderstand how 99.999% of the text you read on the Web is rendered – from outline fonts. An outline font that looks like a bitmap font is a non-starter.

Joe Clark

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