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New font tool for Playdate!

Friday, June 21st, 2024

Just a quick one...

Today I made a little tool to convert TTF files into FNT files that the Playdate SDK uses to render text. Unfortunately there are not a lot of tools available that do this, and most of the ones I could find were not designed to be used as part of a build system, so I threw one together using the stb libraries and some basic C that should be portable to pretty much every platform.

You can download it using:

git clone

Details on how to compile and use it are in the C file itself!