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Font project

Post by phkb » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:32 am

I'm doing a little mini-project of gathering all the Oolite font files from around the board and plan on adding a special wiki page with examples of each. One question, though: are font files considered ambience, or retextures? Technically I guess you'd call them a retexture, but a new font adds quite a bit to the ambience of the game. What do you think?
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Re: Font project

Post by Smivs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:39 am

I'd say Ambience. I think 'retextures' in Oolite terms is more to do with re-skinning entities within the game - ships and so forth.
The wiki page is a good idea BTW :)
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Re: Font project

Post by spara » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:28 pm

Interesting project. I tested some older fonts with Market Observer and noticed that they did not work properly. Probably because of the hairspace character I'm using (introduced in Oolite 1.77 IIRC). So those older sets would need a little tuning.

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Re: Font project

Post by phkb » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:53 pm

Here's what I have so far:
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I fixed the hair space in the Tty font by Kaks, made it version 0.6.

I have also released 2 new fonts:

OCR A Extended is a full implementation of the OCR A Extended character set. Improves on the Standalone font.
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Xolonium is a futuristic font designed by Severin Meyer at http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/xolonium. I think it looks pretty cool. It's wide though, so some screens that use columns might struggle. Latest version of Market Observer works with this font, though, so it's not all bad!
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I've also added all the fonts to the download manager.

Please let me know if I've missed something!

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Re: Font project

Post by Vincentz » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:44 pm

Thanks for adding mine :)
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Re: Font project

Post by Day » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:36 pm

Very good project! Thank you :-)

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Re: Font project

Post by Tichy » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:08 am

Hi! There's a couple of fonts that wont'install.
Standalone and Dangerous Square.
When trying to download with expansion manager, I get a failure and an error in the log file.

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09:06:38.398 [oxz.manager.error]: Downloaded OXZ does not have the same identifer and version as expected. This might be due to your manifests list being out of date - try updating it.
I'm using Oolite 1.82 and my expansions list is updated.

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Re: Font project

Post by phkb » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:06 am

Thanks Tichy. I've updated the files and manifests and I think all the fonts can now be successfully downloaded.

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Re: Font project

Post by Tichy » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:22 am

phkb wrote:Thanks Tichy. I've updated the files and manifests and I think all the fonts can now be successfully downloaded.
Thank you :)

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Re: Font project

Post by Diziet Sma » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:21 pm

Nice job! 8)
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Re: Font project

Post by Redspear » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:48 pm

Been trying out the Xolonium font for a while now and must say that I love it!

Thanks phkb! :)
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Re: Font project

Post by phkb » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:09 am

You're welcome!

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Re: Font project

Post by phkb » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:41 am

I've just updated the Xolonium and OCR A Extended font packs to version 1.1, fixing a few issues with the extended character set positions.

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Re: Font project

Post by phkb » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:46 am

If you use Xolonium, you might be interested in a tweak to fix the column layout issue that wide fonts create: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f= ... 50#p240262

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