SexyHexy -- A Hexadecimal Viewing Font

July 29, 2006

Abstract

This describes a special TrueType font where the glyphs are not the normal characters, but rather the hex representation of that character.

Downloadable font file is located here.

Description

From time-to-time I need to examine the binary representation of a file rather than is presentation form.  By changing the font used to this hexadecimal font, you can see the binary representation of characters that ordinarily do not have glyphs, or have glyphs for which you do not otherwise know the corresponding hex value.  Simply switching the font can at times be much more quick and convenient than using a hex editor.  Additionally, this hexadecimal font is helpful with device streams, such as a serial port, which aren't a file you can load in a hex editor anyway.

Files

SexyHexy004.ttf