I have a project which uses a 128x64 oled display. I have to use the U8GLIB as the available displays change from SSD1306 to SSH1106 depending on when you buy it which that library covers both displays. I don't want the program for the display to eat up the memory of the arduino so I use u8glib instead of u8g2! for this project I need to display numbers 0 to 9, decimal point, omega (ohm symbol) and metric prefixes such as μ,m,k,M, etc... I first tried to create a bitmap font (.bdf) and convert it to a C file because that was what was hinted at on a few posts. There were no tutorials and after messing about with the different formats and trying to add the font to the library I just gave up because I couldn't figure it out. Instead I decided to use this website which generates bitmaps from TTF files: https://littlevgl.com/ttf-font-to-c-array
Now I can use those bitmaps and have my few characters which use very little memory (about 20% as opposed to more than 70% using a complete symbols font in u8g2!) but this makes things really awkward as I have to translate every number I get into separate digits and then into a bitmap! also I can only use font sizes which have a height in multiples of 8 because for some weird reason this library expects width in number of bytes and height in number of pixels!
cnt: Number of bytes of the bitmap in horizontal direction. The width of the bitmap is cnt*8.
so I can do fonts of size 48 for example, but not 50 or 52 which would be more suitable for my application! I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue but there must be a way to display the characters you want without destroying your entire memory space like u8g2 does! Just getting to this point took me 2 days (on the left there is a 0.96" SSD1306 and on the right there is a 1.3" SSH1106):