Tall and condensed bitmap font for geeks.

scientifica is largely based on creep, with a number of minor tweaks to improve readability (a matter of taste of course). Most characters are just 4px wide, which is brilliant for low dpi(90-120) displays.

What's new?

  • Scaleable ttf format
  • Raster formats: otb and bdf
  • Ligatures (vim and neovim only)
  • Bold and Italic variants
  • New Characters to the following unicode blocks:
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Arrows
  • Miscellaneous Technical
  • Miscellaneous Symbols
  • Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
  • Private Use Area (Powerline symbols)
  • Mathematical Operators
  • Box Drawings
  • Revamped characters: V, *, f, W, M, ~, & , i, t, a, (), [], {}
  • Vertically centered operators
  • Larger Brackets to ease recognizability in streams of text
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Programming Box Drawings Latin, Polish, Slovakian, French, German
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Powerline Glyphs Ligatures (Rust, Python, Haskell, Ocaml)


Installation instructions have been moved to INSTALL.md.


Scientifica supports ligatures in Vim and Neovim via the conceal feature. Please read the Ligatures manual for instructions.


Most Basic Latin characters are from creep by romeovs.
Creep has been optimized for linux terminals by raymond-w-ko. Check out his version here.
Some characters are based on Lemon.
Thanks to the creators of Font Forge for, well, creating fontforge.