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A nice funky one, any comments?
Miguel, I was wondering when someone would produce the ﬁrst pixel multilinear bauhauser. I salute you for it. But now that I see the readability problems, I’d recommend a height (size) increase of a few pixels. Stephen
Scoles, The readability problems are in a expeciﬁc fonts, or in the lowercases?. and a question.. what do you think about the little font that i make for the credits? Miguel
It’s generally diﬃcult to read. Perhaps the space between letters and the inline being the same pixel width is contributing to the problem. But greater letter spacing won’t ﬁx it. I’m just thinking this may have to be a 15 pixel-high font using two pixels for the strokes on each side of the inline. But what do I know? I’m not the one who is making spiﬀy bitmaps out of complex display fonts. Keep at it. Stephen
Stephen & Joe: You`re right guys, and thank you. Just see this:
This is visually interesting but very diﬃcult to read. If the spirit of Bauhaus types were/are about achieving ultimate simplicity, this seems to have totally lost that spirit. Can you say the same of a bitmap script? (Namely that bitmaps are the furthest thing from actual handwriting.) Probably. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue it… Now that I’m done waxing on… Stephen’s probably on to something with his suggestion of an increased px height.
Miguel: For what you were attempting, it works very well. Still, I have to agree that it isn’t very readable. The biggest part of the problem isn’t in the design. I think the design is very good, again, for what you were attempting to create, which seems to be a display face that can be used at bitmapped text sizes. The problem instead lies in the fact that inline Bauhaus fonts like this were never meant to be used at sizes this small. It’s the inline form relative to its size that’s the problem — not your interpretation of it. To that end, I’m not sure that thickening the black lines will be of signiﬁcant help. I suspect that you’d just end up with an even heavier font that looks cool but is diﬃcult to read at small sizes. I think perhaps the best solution would be to enlarge the font overall to a size where it has acceptible readability, and treat it as a (very cool) display face rather than a text face. David
What if you increase 1 or 2 px between caracters ?