This page mentions a Chinese font named 明兰终, which is designed with Chinese characters sized 7×7 pixels:

"明兰终",估计只有 7*7 字体估计是作者自已点出来的

详细说明在, http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=87 字体可以百度到下载。 使用 fontBuild 工具虽然选择的字号都是一样的,但出来的字比 Hippopo 小一号

(Edit: The last sentence might refer to the fact that "8 pixels" in some cases refers to 7 pixels character size plus 1 pixel spacing between characters, and in other cases to a larger character size of 8 pixels, like the character size of the Hippopo font. Does that make sense?)

I found a file named 「明兰·终」.ttf here, but after logging in and trying to download it, I'm getting an error message that I don't understand: "抱歉,本版塊下載附件 碎鑽-1,本操作後您的碎鑽將不足 0 個,無法下載。您可以點我進入了解《下載證書》勳章免碎鑽下載的方法。"

This page seems to indicate a connection between 明兰·终 and 明兰_Mono (post title 明兰MONO, below it says Name=明兰·终, under [FontSubstitutes] there's XHei=明兰_Mono, XHei Mono=明兰_Mono and so on, post tag 明兰). But 明兰_mono.ttf from here doesn't contain bitmaps.

Are there some traces of the font "明兰终"?

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The error message is traditional Chinese:

抱歉,本版塊下載附件 碎鑽-1,本操作後您的碎鑽將不足 0 個,無法下載

translate to Simplified Chinese:

抱歉,本版块下载附件 碎钻-1,本操作后您的碎钻将不足 0 个,无法下载。

translate to English:

Sorry, downloading attachments in this section deducts 1 Fragmented Diamond. After this operation, you will have less than 0 Fragmented Diamonds, so you won't be able to download it.

Now I have downloaded it from the link as you mentioned, see below picture:

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But how I send to you?

See link at https://filetransfer.io/data-package/AuL496dW#link

click above link will see below picture:

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I new add a file upload it at https://filetransfer.io/data-package/o2xYqLRF#link

The file that I download at http://www.xz7.com/downinfo/298122.html

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  • Thank you very much for sharing this. This helps with the search. How did you get the "Fragmented Diamond"? This file contains several fonts, but none of them contains bitmaps nor has a pixelated look. I also doubt that the 7*7 pixel size was achieved through font hinting. Is it likely that the name 明兰终 (due to being a straightforward pun or something) was given to two different font files?
    – root
    Jul 2, 2023 at 11:36
  • Or maybe I misunderstood the quote "明兰终",估计只有 7*7 字体估计是作者自已点出来的 - maybe someone took the font collection named 明兰终 and added 7*7 bitmaps without renaming the file, so now there are several different files named 明兰终?
    – root
    Jul 2, 2023 at 11:36
  • @root The original file (size 8.35MB) that I upload named apk.tw_「明兰·终」.ttf , but when I upload it, it auto let file name change apk.tw_「明兰·终」.ttf to apk.tw_*.ttf. Is the file I downloaded correct?
    – Tom
    Jul 2, 2023 at 11:49
  • Changing the file name isn't a problem. The file size 8.35MB is in accordance with the info on the webpage. Maybe that webpage has a different file with the same file name than the 7*7 font descriped on this other webpage. Is it likely that two different people decided to name their file 明兰终 because that name is somehow "normal"/straightforward?
    – root
    Jul 2, 2023 at 11:59
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    @root try this link xz7.com/downinfo/298122.html
    – Tom
    Jul 3, 2023 at 2:49

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