[Font] Vanessa's improved-readability fonts [2013-08-05]

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[Font] Vanessa's improved-readability fonts [2013-08-05]

by VanessaE » Post

I was starting to have trouble reading my screen, so PilzAdam pointed me to this irrlicht font tool:

https://github.com/kahrl/irrtum

With its help, the DejaVu Sans and Sans Mono fonts on my system, and some post-processing in The GIMP, I was able to create this larger, more readable pair of fonts for Minetest, for those users who don't have Freetype enabled:

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http://daconcepts.com/vanessa/hobbies/m ... u_sans.png
http://daconcepts.com/vanessa/hobbies/m ... s_mono.png

These are both DejaVu Sans (one monospaced, one not), and are 13 point size at 96dpi.

These will cause a few minor positioning glitches since some of the game's UI graphics are hard-coded to specific sizes/positions, but for the most part it helps greatly, especially if you have bad eyes like me. :-)

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Download and copy both PNG files to {minetest_folder}/fonts . If you already have these files, but the names are different, you must either rename them to match what's shown below, or modify the lines below to match your filenames - either way will work. Add these lines to your minetest.conf:

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freetype = false
font_path = {full_absolute_path_to_minetest_folder}/fonts/font_dejavu_sans.png
mono_font_path = {full_absolute_path_to_minetest_folder}/fonts/font_dejavu_sans_mono.png
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Last edited by VanessaE on Mon Aug 05, 2013 22:26, edited 1 time in total.
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by kaeza » Post

+((2^16)-1)
That should help me with my (very) poor vision :)
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by cHyper » Post

nice....

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by Mito551 » Post

+1

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by Calinou » Post

+1 too. The default font is quite hard to read since it lacks an outline.

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by Sokomine » Post

+1 Very nice! Makes reading the chat much easier.
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by jordan4ibanez » Post

Move this into the default game. Fuck, now I can actually read the menus.
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by Linxx » Post

should be in the default :3 i always love the stuff you do :D

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by VanessaE » Post

Minor update to these fonts: Changed the filenames and added install instructions to the first post for both old and new builds of Minetest.
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by Sokomine » Post

Thanks! This font is really much easier to read than the default fonts. I'm very glad it works again.
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by hampa16 » Post

VanessaE wrote:(the entirety of this thread's first post)
these are supposed to be .tff files
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by Evergreen » Post

hampa16 wrote:
VanessaE wrote:(the entirety of this thread's first post)
these are supposed to be .tff files
Ehm, no..... These are supposed to be .png
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by VanessaE » Post

don't quote whole first posts!

The files are supposed to be PNG, because I use bitmapped fonts, not Truetype.
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by hampa16 » Post

Evergreen wrote:
hampa16 wrote:
VanessaE wrote:(the entirety of this thread's first post)
these are supposed to be .tff files
Ehm, no..... These are supposed to be .png
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