The Raize Font is a clean, crisp, fixed-pitched sans serif screen font that is much easier to read
than the fixed pitched fonts that come with Windows. Ideally suited for programming, scripting, html
writing, etc., the Raize Font can be used in any IDE or text editor.
The Raize Font supports the following sizes: 10, 12, and 14 points. The sample below illustrates
the 10 point version.
The latest version refines the typeface of many characters, adds full ANSI character support,
and introduces a new 14 point version ideal for displaying source code during presentations.
Installing in Windows
- Download RzFont.zip (18 Kb).
- Unzip the file to extract the Raize.fon file.
- Install the font into Windows by selecting the Fonts applet in the Control Panel.
- Select the Raize font in your favorite editor.
Raize Font for Linux
Graeme Geldenhuys (email@example.com) has created a version of the Raize Font
for use in Linux. (Please note that the Linux version currently only includes the 10 pt font size.)
GTK 2 & KDE Type Applications
Below are some instructions to install and enable bitmap font support for newer Linux distros like Ubuntu. Ubuntu by default
only displays TrueType/FreeType fonts in programs like gEdit or any other GTK2 type application. These instructions enable
bitmap font too.
To enable bitmap font support for such systems, do the following:
- Copy *.pcf files to /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc
you can copy it to ~/.fonts as well - for user specific settings.
- Enable bitmap fonts (by default it's disabled under Ubuntu):
sudo rm ./70-no-bitmaps.conf
sudo ln -s ../conf.avail/70-yes-bitmaps.conf .
- Run fc-cache
Now programs like Lazarus IDE, gEdit etc will have Raize 10pt available in the Xft font list.
GTK 1 Type Applications
- Download raize_font_linux-1.0.tar.gz (7 Kb).
- Unpack the archive to "/usr/local/share/fonts/bitmap"
- If other fonts already exist in the above path, then run the following:
sudo mkfontdir /usr/local/share/fonts/bitmap
- Add the following FontPath line to the "Files" section if it doesn't exist in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
- Restart X
You can confirm the font is available using the font selection tool, xfontsel: