Fonts That Look Like Digital Text

By Erin McManaway

A computer font defines the basic style and design of your type in programs such as word processors and graphic art design programs. You can download free fonts in many different styles, including styles that look like digital text. Free font websites let you preview the style before you download it to see if it will be a match for your document or project. Fonts that look like digital text come in many forms, often replicating computer writing, dot-matrix writing and futuristic sci-fi designs.

Computerfont

The "Computerfont" style is a bold, blocky typeface that replicates the look of digital text typed on older computer. Aside from the alphabetical and numeric characters, it includes special characters that depict symbols such as Mac-type computers, floppy disks and a rocket ship.

Arcade

The "Arcade" font is a sans-serif typeface that imitates pixelated digital text seen on older arcade machines. It also looks similar to dot-matrix style printed text from older printers. This font includes only the alphabetic and numerical symbols.

Transistor

The "Transistor" font is a sans-serif typeface that replicates the bold style of letters and numbers displayed on a digital alarm clock or the front panel of electronics, such as DVD or VCR players. The lowercase letters are exactly the same as the upper case letters, and the font includes special characters such as accented letters for foreign languages.

Digital

The "Digital" font is a futuristic, sci-fi sans-serif typeface that wouldn't look out of place on a space ship. The lower case and upper case letters are the same in design, but the upper case letters are bolder and heavier to differentiate. This font also offers accented letters for foreign languages.

Circuit

The "Circuit" font is a sans-serif typeface that displays bold, heavy letters with a circuit board design running through it. The upper and lower case letters are the same in design, with the upper case letters being slightly larger in size. This font includes only the alphabetic and numerical characters.