[BOUNTY] Computer Font

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[BOUNTY] Computer Font

Postby Zardoz » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:37 pm

If some one not noticed it yet, the CDA graphics card text mode, it's using a "font" taken from the mighty Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
I did some research, and this could generate potential problems with who actually have the rights of all Sinclair stuff (Amstrad or who owns Amstrad), so we need a font for the text mode.

The font uses the Latin 1 charset ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1 ), so must have 256 characters. There is a few holes in the Latin 1 charset were we can put pseudo graphics characters. Each character is a 8x8 pixel square. The bitmap must be in B&W, were the White is the background colour. The full image with all the characters, could be of any size if have the 256 characters snapping to a grid of 8x8 (for example 2048x8 or 8x2048 or 256x64, etc... )

I attach the actual font in a gif, as example :
CDAfont.gif
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Re: [BOUNTY] Computer Font

Postby clonk2u » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:13 pm

I am working on this.
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Re: [BOUNTY] Computer Font

Postby clonk2u » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:57 pm

Here is a basic sheet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100 ... tstart.jpg
Here is the photoshop file that goes with it for adding symbols and letters, as the sheet is currently not filled out 100%:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100 ... tstart.psd
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Re: [BOUNTY] Computer Font

Postby Meisaka » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:02 am

I made a font set, loosely based on Windows-1252 layout with extra glyphs in free/empty space.
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Re: [BOUNTY] Computer Font

Postby Zardoz » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:48 am

Ok, I put the font in the Trillek Virtual Computer. Thanks Meisaka!
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