The Secret Font of Monkey Island

This is a font family from the games The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991). For every game there are two variants: one standard font with original character width and a refined version with optimized character width and kerning information. The fonts consist of the original set of characters plus newly designed ones like the euro sign and ligatures ...

font name (bold)description
The Secret Font of Monkey Island 1990as seen in-game
The Secret Font of Monkey Island 1990, refinedrecommended for “daily” usage
The Secret Font of Monkey Island 1991as seen in-game
The Secret Font of Monkey Island 1991, refinedrecommended for “daily” usage

some notes

The 1991 version was also used in later versions of The Secret of Monkey Island. The font is best used with a pixel size of a multiple of 8 (such as 8, 16, 24, 32 etc...) to avoid anti-aliasing.

For the ultimate correct display of this font you have to scale it vertically by 1.2 (that's how those games got scaled back then). Of course you have to chose a bitmap size which supports at least rectangular “pixels” with a size of 5×6 pixels. The appropriate font size would be at least 40 pixels. Each “pixel” has a size of 5×5 pixels which you then have to scale vertically by 1.2 to 5×6 pixels.

If you want the italic ß as found in the enhanced CD version of The Secret of Monkey Island (german) please use the greek small beta.

The Secret Font of Monkey Island (1990/refined)

Click here to download the whole package. Please always refer to this page as updates might come available.

The Secret of Monkey Island font © 1990 Lucasfilm Games
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge font © 1991 LucasArts