I've found bmonofont-i18n.ttf.gz and droidsans.ttf.gz in the datafiles/fonts directory, but neither seems to be the default font that's actually used for Text objects.

Here's how the default font looks:

Here's bmonofont-i18n.ttf:


Clearly, the fonts I've found are not the same as the actual default.

I want to find the actual default.

  • $\begingroup$ It's probably packed in. $\endgroup$ – someonewithpc Nov 5 '14 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ @someonewithpc I just need the original ttf. $\endgroup$ – Goran Milovanovic Nov 6 '14 at 0:26

The font is bfont.pfb

This is a built-in font which means it is compiled into blender. The font file is available from the blender source tree in release/datafiles

You can access and download the file, e.g., from the GIT repository at blender.org:


In the directory listing, search for the file bfont.pfb and click in the rightmost column on "raw" to download and save the file.

Or try this direct link:


  • $\begingroup$ I made the mistake of assuming that bfont.pfb contained the same glyphs as bfont.ttf $\endgroup$ – Goran Milovanovic Nov 8 '14 at 0:15

I've had the same problem. Infact, the Blender-inbuilt bfont.ttf is far not the same as the built-in pfb font. My solution was to convert the pfb into ttf with fontforge. It worked well. Here ist the correct TrueType Font: http://www.filedropper.com/bfont

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Hi SE, well noted. I have edited my previous answer and and added a solution, pls check the edited answer, thank you! $\endgroup$ – Martin Harth Dec 29 '15 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ Great Martin! Gill Sans should work as well... $\endgroup$ – p2or Dec 29 '15 at 16:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.