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This is a font I designed for working comfortably on my new high resolution (1920x1200, 15.4") notebook display. It is heavily based on Jim Knobles 'neep-alt' font.

The font is available in both iso8859-1 (Latin-1 Western Europe) and iso8859-15 (Latin-9 Western europe + € sign) encoding.

The available sizes are 8x16 and 10x20 pixels. I also provide a alternative 7x14 font, mainly the same characters as the 8x16, but more densly packed and a few modifications to make wide characters fit in the bounding box. I don't recommend this, though.

Design considerations


The zevv-peep font is available under the terms of the MIT license.


The main 8x16 font, Latin-1 and Latin-9 encoding
X11 .bdf iso8859-1 / Latin 1
X11 .bdf iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)
Win32 .fon iso8859-1 / Latin 1
Win32 .fon iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)
The main 8x16 font, Latin-1 and Latin-9 encoding
X11 .bdf iso8859-1 / Latin 1
X11 .bdf iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)
Win32 .fon iso8859-1 / Latin 1
Win32 .fon iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)
Almost the same as above, but more densly packed
X11 .bdf iso8859-1 / Latin 1
X11 .bdf iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)
Win32 .fon iso8859-1 / Latin 1
Win32 .fon iso8859-15 / Latin 9 (euro sign)

X11 (linux) Install

Some linux distributions seem to have support for bitmap fonts (fixed fonts) disabled by default. If you have problems getting zevv-peep to show up in your applications, check these links: [Ubuntu]

win32 Install

Just copy the .fon file to the C:\windows\fonts folder.
On Thu Dec 13 22:07:21 CET 2007, x wrote:
Sweet, how can I use this on the mac ?
On Mon Dec 21 07:54:29 CET 2009, fmarais wrote:
This is the best programmers font on Linux - and I have checked EVERYTHING - well done and thank you
On Sat May 29 10:25:34 CEST 2010, Sigi wrote:
+1 This is the best terminal/editor font bar NONE. Thank you for your work on this; I've been looking around for ages, but none of the choices ever seemed right. Now I can finally work in peace :-).
On Thu Jun 10 03:12:15 CEST 2010, Jon Dell'Oro wrote:
I've been using this font for well over a year now for my programming. It's the best! Thanks :)
On Sat Mar 5 23:40:53 CET 2011, rackajuh wrote:
is it possible to convert to ttf or otf?
On Tue Sep 27 23:19:23 CEST 2011, Rick wrote:
Thanks work beautiful in windows. Keep the good work.
On Wed Jan 11 00:29:11 CET 2012, VimUser wrote:
Great! Clearest Font I tried. But in Windows7 the Euro-Sign does not work. I get a empty rectangle. With other fonts eyerything is fine. What is wrong?
On Wed Mar 28 16:57:12 CEST 2012, Tiberius Teng wrote:
Just wanna say there's a royal user in Taiwan using it in terminal and coding. Great job!
On Wed Dec 12 05:34:26 CET 2012, wrote:
This is a well-thought font for programmers. I am using it in Windows environment and very much satisfied with it. However, I could not make it work under Linux. xlsfonts would show that it is there but it would not appear in drop down menu on any text editor.
On Wed Dec 12 09:00:52 CET 2012, Zevv wrote:
I just added a link in the X11 section to the ubuntu help pages describing how to enable support for fixed fonts.
On Tue Jan 29 08:19:27 CET 2013, Tiberius Teng wrote:
ahh, should be "loyal", my poor English :|
On Tue Jan 29 08:20:27 CET 2013, Zevv wrote:
Tiberius: well, 'loyal' is great too, although 'royal' would have been just a bit more cool :)
On Mon Apr 22 18:23:40 CEST 2013, OfcourseAnon wrote:
Thanks for your time and efforts on this font. Would it be possible to get a dfont/ttf font? Thanks!
On Thu Jun 6 06:15:06 CEST 2013, Andrew Bissell wrote:
A few notes on this for people coming at the installation on an Ubuntu-based distro: - Your fonts folder may be /usr/share/fonts/ rather than /usr/share/font/ - The `makefontdir` command may be `mkfontdir` - The font will show up in your listings as "peep" and not "zevv-peep" (I got confused for awhile as to why it wasn't showing up in menus!) Thanks for the font!
On Fri Dec 13 19:21:57 CET 2013, Sam Trenholme wrote:
Zeev: What license or copyright is this font distributed under? Would it be OK for me to mirror this font on my web page?
On Fri Dec 13 19:24:35 CET 2013, Zevv wrote:
Author here. Lisence is MIT, feel free to do as you please.
On Tue Sep 23 21:43:51 CEST 2014, Gunner wrote:
i have problems with the EURO sign with the iso-1 and iso-15 font on windows 7. I get just a rectangle or nothing. I tried different text editors.
On Thu Oct 16 02:15:59 CEST 2014, Debian wrote:
I've seem to have installed the fonts. The name peep shows up in GTK applications but the characters are all square boxes.
On Fri Jan 2 19:20:11 CET 2015, MadKnight wrote:
+1 Very nice font i think more people would use it if its in the Arch User Repo :) Maybe someone can add a PKGBUILD