Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Angelfish » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:50 am

Alvarin wrote:I've thought of it while browsing, but it doesn't convey either "telepatic", "mysterious" or 'spooky"...
By the way, is there automatic way to post here the examples, or you manually make and upload screenshots?


How about this one?
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Then you'd need to display the arilou text twice as long because the font is so damn unreadable ;).
Please, no fancy fonts for the arilou. When in doubt just use verdana :D.

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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Alvarin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:20 am

Hmm, come to think of it there is one question not asked - what is the minimum pixel-size of the text to be used?
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Quinarbre » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:40 pm

For the Ariloulaleelay (whom Dragon insists on not calling by their name), total character height (ranging from the bottom of a g to the top of a T) should be around 40 pixels, which, depending on the font, is generally matched by a pixel-size around 36.

I think that being unreadable fits the Arilou quite well, but of course playability shouldn't be hampered by to drastic an artistic decision.

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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Alvarin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:51 pm

Thanks, that'll make searching for fancy but still readable fontset easier.
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Alvarin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:03 pm

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I keep meeting the "BloodCrow" fonts of all kinds, and actually it might work.
What I don't understand is the license types there - would the only one allowed is "freeware" and "Gnu/GPL" or anything else is good too?


Edit and the last good one from that category.
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by dczanik » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:12 pm

Feel free to keep looking. It's not easy. I spent a couple of hours looking for what I felt was the right CHMMR and Ilwrath font. I've been going by Free for personal use, or free for non-commercial use fonts.

As for the Arilou, I wanted something sci-fi looking perhaps even a little retro sci-fi. But like their ship, avoiding sharp edges.

This is what I picked.

It's free, has uppercase and lowercase letters and extended characters for other languages. The R is a little weird, but does make it look unique.
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Dyandod » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:02 am

I like the one you picked, but I think I like Alvarin's second one a bit better. Granted, it's a bit skinny... maybe you could put it in bold?
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Death 999 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:40 am

No offense, but I hate Dragon's and Alvarin's picks; I'd go with dczanik's.

It's really hard, to be sure.

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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Zieman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:45 am

IMHO

oldlaptop's pick:
http://www.whatfontis.com/Puritan-Alternate-Bold.font

would fit Arilou perfectly
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Re: Help! Star Control 2 Fonts

Post by Angelfish » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:09 pm

Sorry for necromancing this topic, but I am currently doing some 'art' involving SC2 fonts, but it seems that the Utwig never got their own font over here? Does anyone know which font was eventually chosen for the Utwig in the UQM HD mod?

Your help would be greatly appreciated :).

A smal preview of what I'm doing can be found here:

placed as links because the images themselves are huge. someone please fix the forum so I don't have to create thumbnails myself (like I would have to in <2004)
http://i.imgur.com/JvoierZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Xjq2GNU.png

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