There’s no complete font available online with all the different font sizes and characters from Nokia cellphones from the late 90s and early 2000s, so I set out to find a way to make my own. There’s a handful of programs out there that can open and edit different parts of early Nokia firmwares, but the vast majority depend on Windows, and have become increasingly hard to find over the past 20 years. I wanted a method of extracting the bitmap for each character from a DCT3 Nokia phone without the help of any external program, under Linux.

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