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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

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    @OP awesome for creating your own font...


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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    If it isn't Terminus, it isn't a 'programmer font'.

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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    Downloaded. Will give em a go later and get back to ya.

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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    It's not bad, considering that the characters are only 8 pixels tall

    But that's the problem: the characters are only 8 pixels tall. That's alright if you need to read 80 lines of code at once, but for general use, it's a killer on the eyes. I would love to see a scalable version of this font, or perhaps a larger one.

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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    The font has a retro feel to it, which I like. I couldn't use it full time.
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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    Quote Originally Posted by BeRoot ReBoot View Post
    If it isn't Terminus, it isn't a 'programmer font'.
    Go tell it to Profont!

    Quote Originally Posted by gutterslob View Post
    Downloaded. Will give em a go later and get back to ya.
    Never fails. See, there's going to be an update in just a couple of minutes.

    Quote Originally Posted by undecim View Post
    It's not bad, considering that the characters are only 8 pixels tall

    But that's the problem: the characters are only 8 pixels tall. That's alright if you need to read 80 lines of code at once, but for general use, it's a killer on the eyes. I would love to see a scalable version of this font, or perhaps a larger one.
    I'm using it for general use at the moment, and it's fine for me. I ultimately created the font to satisfy my needs and desires. Howerver If there is enough demand for a larger/scalable version, I'll see what I can do after I get this one how I want it.

    If you like the design, This probably won't be my last font (I've done some in the past); probably nothing too revolutionary though. There are already a many excellent daily-use serif and san-serif fonts. I have a couple of thoughts for some novelty TTF fonts, and a few Greek and Hebrew fonts based on the gyphs as they appear in their most ancient forms. If I ever do anything serious for the general user, it would probably be an organic sans-serif (think Linux Biolinum).


    Alright. I've got to go get the update tar'd and upload the sample image. Back in a few with fresh glyphs.

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    Re: So I made a new "programmer font."

    I think I'll make an AUR package for it, but could you put your font on a place where it can easily be tracked and downloaded?

    Like google code or github?

    Making a script that downloads something from forums is asking for problems.

    BTW: if you make a ppa on launchpad, that will also work.

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    Re: So I made a new "programmer font."

    Ok, update is posted. We're just going to call the first one v0.9, so this is v0.9.1

    Changes:
    • Made the more severely tilts softer
    • moved the the bottoms of letters extending below the line on px higher.
    • Tweaked the capitol D, V, K, and R, as well as both big Z small z.
    • Adjusted mistakes in several derived glyps, as well as the height of the Hebrew zayin
    • found and added the unicode glyph for Hebrew yud+hiriq
    • moved all Hebrew letters up by one pixel so the niqqud (vowel points) would be more usable.
    • Made the slash a little more "normal."

    Pics and files in the OP.



    Quote Originally Posted by sanderd17 View Post
    I think I'll make an AUR package for it, but could you put your font on a place where it can easily be tracked and downloaded?

    Like google code or github?

    Making a script that downloads something from forums is asking for problems.

    BTW: if you make a ppa on launchpad, that will also work.
    Eh... I'm flattered at the offer, but two things.

    1. I need to figure out the licence first, whether a GNU or a CC licences is more appropriate for a font.

    2. I don't have any experince with being anywhere except on the reciving end of software distribution. I would be happy to do any of the things you suggested, but I haven't the slightest idea where to begin. Any suggestions for a starting point?

    (I'm attracted to github, cause it seems like a universal sort of medium, and then anyone who likes can make a package based on that for any distro)
    Last edited by ninjaaron; September 20th, 2011 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: So I made a new "programmer font."

    Nice job on the V, D and tilts. I'm still not a 100 percent sold on the A and Q, they seem a little too rugged, but that's your prerogative.

    Since you're going for a full set of characters, maybe you should include š, č, ć, đ and ž. Those are used in a bunch of Slavic languages, and you just need to add hyphens on s, c, d and z.

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