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. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2014 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ @someonewithpc I just need the original ttf. $\endgroup$ Nov 6, 2014 at 0:26

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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 $\endgroup$ Nov 8, 2014 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

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    $\begingroup$ Hi SE, well noted. I have edited my previous answer and and added a solution, pls check the edited answer, thank you! $\endgroup$ Dec 29, 2015 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ Great Martin! Gill Sans should work as well... $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    Dec 29, 2015 at 16:11

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