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:: An attempt to make a bold typeface.
I’m not sure of the 9 pixel version…
Kind of Rounded

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Hi Greg!
Yeah! try with versalitas men, it`s a pretty cool one, any regular version?

Miguel.

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this is a great screen font family…
i really like the thin versions…
nice one…

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Hrant, that’s for you.

KindRegBold11

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Thanks!
Is it just me, or is this more readable than its non-Bold?

hhp

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Hrant and his two pixel stem widths…

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Dude, please just answer the question!  ;-)

Anyway, one pixel or two, this is one cool bitmap font.

hhp

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Hehe. Ok, I agree here. The REG Bold 11 is the
easiest of the set to read. Though, I’m most
impressed with the readability of the THIN 9.

I have some trouble with the ‘e’ in REG 10.

Stephen

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I’ve tried a different ‘e’. You’re right, Stephen, it seems working better.

e test

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Yes. I think you’ve sacrificed a bit of
consistency of style for readability.
For a bitmap, I think it’s a fair trade.

Stephen

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Kind Updated
Thanks for all your constructive
comments, this is the definitive
version. It’s dev’ time now!

Greg.

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wonderful… Can’t really say anything else :)

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hey

very nice so nice i am need a download of it
signed

IN NEED

Itay K's picture
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what a fantastic family, they seem so happy together :)

you might be featured in the next version of “A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts”..

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this is a beautiful font family. well done.

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Ok here’s the Kind(?) complete family.
I am not sure this Uc N as reversed U is a good idea… your comments are welcome.
KIND

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Beautiful. It has a nice Bayer flavor. It’s a
rare gem of a bitmap where multiple sizes and
weights feel like a cohesive family.

The U and V seem very close. Perhaps the U needs
a stem.

I see you’re using Verdana-like widths for
the ‘regular’ weight—great for readability. The
‘thin’ set is very nice. As much as I like
Verdana, I’ve often wished it had a more elegant
set, that wasn’t so clunky (New Yorker’s would
say horsey) at 11pt.

I’d love to see a text setting… even if it’s in
French.

My humble plea: sell this to Microsoft so
they can distribute it freely with their browser.
It would make the Web a much better place.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Concerning readability:
It’s a largely (and intentionally?) ignored fact that 2-pixel stems are better than 1-pixel stems, at current mainstream PPEMs.

hhp

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greg:
i have a sketch of a very similar bitmap family which i wanted to produce, and now you’ve gone and done it better than i could have… congratulations, it’s great…

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Sample text is part of the conclusion from “A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts”
http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/41/onlinetext.htm

KIND

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are you going to distribute this font family ?
i’d love to have it

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Looking nice! I think the Thin-Ten and the Reg-Ten & -Eleven work best. Could you possibly put up that paragraph set in Reg-Eleven-“Bold” as well?

hhp