A pretty, legible 6×12, 9×18, 12×24 bitmap font with over 1600 glyphs. Perfect for terminals and text editors.

Leggie is a pleasant, legible monospaced (character cell) bitmap font. It was designed for readability and long work in a terminal. It’s one of the very few sans-serif monospace fonts. Leggie is available in the following sizes:

I think leggie is more readable than Terminus, because the letters are slightly shorter, resulting in a bit more inter-line space (while still giving you the same number of lines).

There is a good selection of glyphs available:

Overall, all living European languages and some Asian languages are supported. Currently supported scripts are: Armenian, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Latin (including Vietnamese and Pinyin).

I am always interested in adding new glyphs, so please let me know if there are any characters/languages that you need and I will try to add them.



Version 0.1707.2 introduced optional patches. Look in the patches directory and if you see anything you like, just apply them: patch < patches/your.patch.

Please send me your patches to <wiktor@brodlo.net>. Make sure to include your name, email address, and a list of glyphs you’ve changed.

Linux console fonts (PSF)

Version 2.1651 introduced support for generating Linux console fonts. Just run make psf. Make sure to have the bdf2psf program installed, it’s available in most popular distributions and from https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/bdf2psf/download.


To only install the BDFs, run make installbdf. By default it installs to /usr/share/fonts. If you want to install to a custom directory, e.g. ~/.fonts, run make BDFDEST=~/.fonts installbdf.

To install the PSFs, run make installpsf. By default it installs to /usr/share/consolefonts. Similar to the above, you can pass PSFDEST to install to a custom directory.

To install both, run make install. You can still pass BDFDEST and PSFDEST.


ASCII table Alphabet Il1 test Maths Lorem Ipsum Portion of Linux source code Pangrams in various languages


Leggie is Copyright © 2012-2016 Wiktor W Brodlo.

Released under the SIL Open Font License.

“Leggie” is a Reserved Font Name, so if you want to distribute your modifications, please change the name (you can include the word ”leggie” in your name, but add something from yourself).