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gregorycadars's picture

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

Miguel Hernandez's picture

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

Miguel.

pzzzb's picture

hey

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

IN NEED

hrant's picture

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

spiral's picture

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...

gregorycadars's picture

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

KIND

spiral's picture

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

hrant's picture

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

Dav's picture

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

hrant's picture

Thanks!
Is it just me, or is this more readable than its non-Bold?

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Hrant and his two pixel stem widths...

hrant's picture

Dude, please just answer the question! ;-)

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

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

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

gregorycadars's picture

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

e test

Stephen Coles's picture

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

gregorycadars's picture

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

Greg.

sevenfingers's picture

wonderful... Can't really say anything else :)

seg's picture

what a fantastic family, they seem so happy together :)

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

afo's picture

this is a beautiful font family. well done.

anonymous's picture

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

Joe Pemberton's picture

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.

anonymous's picture

Hrant, that's for you.

KindRegBold11

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