TTF to PCX Converter is a tiny application capable of creating PCX files from TTF TrueType fonts, as the name says. It's equipped with intuitive options that can be easily used. The downloaded package also includes the source code.
No installation required
Since there is no setup pack involved, you can save the files in any part of the hard disk and double-click the .exe to launch TTF to PCX Converter. Another possibility is to keep it stored on a USB flash drive, in order to directly run the tool on any computer with minimum effort and no previous installers. More importantly, it doesn't add new entries to the Windows registry or create extra files on the disk, leaving no traces behind after removal.
Monochrome or anti-aliasing font conversion
As far as the interface goes, the utility adopts a standard window similar to the classical font formatting configuration panel, where you can browse a list with all installed TrueType fonts and select the one you wish to convert.
It's possible to change the font style and size, as well as to preview a sample with the font. Furthermore, you can pick monochrome PCX mode or enable anti-aliasing, enter the minimum and maximum characters, as well as establish the minimum and maximum color (for anti-aliasing mode only). The new PCX file can be quickly created by just indicating a saving directory and file name. There are no other notable options available here.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven't encountered any unpleasant issues in our tests as far as stability is concerned, thanks to the fact that the tool didn't freeze, crash or prompt error messages. It didn't hog system performance, using low CPU and RAM.
Although it hasn't been updated for a long while, TTF to PCX Converter still works on newer OS editions. It offers a simple solution for converting TrueType fonts into PCX format.