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File: f92c7673de3bca1⋯.png (111.86 KB, 815x783, 815:783, fonts.png)


Font thread!

Post your favorite fonts, for every font you like post another one! The purpose of this thread is to get the best fonts flowing faster. Discuss your favorite fonts and feel free to share your opinion on fonts you dislike. If you have the skill, make your own!

Font renaissance inbound!





>make thread

>don't make the first contribution yourself

>first post /threads himself

/g/ has truly settled in.



Google Noto





I like using a font called IBM 3270 Medium for my monospace needs where Fira Code doesn't work. Either that or More Perfect DOS VGA.


eurostile. It's the font of the future.


Whats the best bitmap font to use for terminal???



i'm looking for a good proprietary font. /tech/ friendly suggestions?


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Microsoft Sans Serif :^)







I've just been in this place before


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i use profont. everything else looks disgusting on terminals.



[spoiler]Higher on the street

And I know it's my time to go[/spoiler]



well meme, fellow redditor!


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Microsoft fonts are my favorites outside of the terminal (Arial specifically) because they don't look like dog shit when you turn antialiasing off.

For the terminal I use Terminus.


Cantarell is used in all the office documents at the home renovation company I work for. The documents are mostly contracts and invoices.

We use Cantarell because all the employees in the office use GNOME on their workstations, which uses Cantarell, so everyone already has the font regardless of whether they're on Debian or Fedora or Ubuntu.


monofur for Powerline



>turning off antialiasing

brainlet move tbqh w/ u fam



I use terminus EVERYWHERE!


Sans Serif, why would anyone need anything else?


File: 1c5071992e7f006⋯.png (17.94 KB, 440x480, 11:12, roboto font.png)




If you like bmp fonts, check out tewi and tamsyn (normal sizes of the latter aren't super impressive or anything, but really really small sizes are possible without turning into eye cancer, like 5x7)


This is a hotwheels thread.


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Step aside, plebeians



Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.


File: bbd894b1eef7af0⋯.png (162.51 KB, 1200x1440, 5:6, Gentium.png)

Gentium: produced by a religious organization to render the most beautiful and readable print material - particularly the Holy Bible - in pretty much any western language. Supports Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts, with thousands of characters and glyphs.




If his screen has enough dpi, anti-aliasing for fonts is meaningless.



A worse Helvetica, abandoned even by Google.



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This whole imageboard uses windows fonts and without windows fonts it looks like shit.

Only in chrome it looks bearable. Firefox and Waterfox display 8chan is small edgy fonts that hurt eyes.


File: 853be630b449f4b⋯.jpg (37.58 KB, 620x502, 310:251, ogilvie.jpg)

Anyone remember this classic? Ow the edge.



Terminux font is better



literally whatever is there by default and if it's shit change it to the next available option

>If you have the skill, make your own!

I made an 8x8 pixel latin (not ASCII, fuck your UNIX trash) font a while ago. it took a few hours..


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SGI Screen, terminus as fallback for slavrunes (fonts clash due to slightly different perceived size, but mixed-language texts are rare enough for this not being problem)

>URxvt*font: xft:Screen:size=10,xft:terminus:size=10



That's your own choice to have small fonts. Web browsers actually have the ability to change the default font size.




This site looks fine with Liberation Sans.



Why would I want shitty mush fonts when I could have pure pixels?


I posted a font called "aneu" in a similar thread recently, did anyone download it? My drive died, and since it was in /usr/share/fonts it didn't cross my mind that I wasn't backing it up




I guess 8ch is archived and indexed by search engines now. Not sure how I feel about that.


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old ansi font incoming


Does anyone else feel like the constant switching between bitmap and antialiased fonts is tiring ?



I’m sick of the switching... I prefer bitmap for the simplicity and they can look just as good if not better depending on the resolution



You are objectively wrong, especially when it comes to chink/gook runes. I use bitmaps on my 768p shitpad because I can't get enough readable information on the screen otherwise. The density on my 1440p monitor is high enough that bitmaps can gtfo. Pretty much anything >96DPI makes bitmaps a retarded meme.



Why doesn't /g/ take five minutes to consider that this isn't 4chan?



What's your density? I still use "xos4 Terminus:size=12" on my 1440p 27" monitor.



>favourite font

Arimo and Roboto



You don't spend a lot of time working with code, do you?



but cantarel is only used by gtk for the ui

for print you better use liberation sans / mono



The Absolute madman!



ok, all you niggers need to fix your fonts


with this you only need RGB enabled, no hinting, no AA, no nothing



Was this written by a retard ?

I can't understand a damn thing.




Stop with this old meme. Infinality was dead once the patents on truetype expired. Fonts render perfectly fine without that shit if they are configured correctly.




read the post retard



It's High School Goth Chick: The Font



Nice, linux libertine mono was the only mono serif font I could find as well. Extremely comfy.



I've read twilight fiction that wasn't this innept.

In fact the whole infinality community looks like an offshoot of xda developers but for tranny brazillian arch users.

Like just look at that issue op.


DejaVu Sans Book for sans-serif

Hack for monospace


liberation serif

liberation sans

liberation mono

What more do you need?


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This. Infinality is totally useless since freetype 2.8.


File: c38683d92151701⋯.png (39.55 KB, 1444x104, 361:26, Untitled.png)

step up




the stupid is strong in this one



riddle me this reddit

what's so fucking hard to look at some fontconfig documentation and write a xml files, while testing the font rendering from time to time to see which states you prefer

in what god forsaken jewed universe do you need to install the equivalent of my os in MB of fonts



i don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel (not an idiot)

too much foaming in your last sentence, something about install and megabytes but stop embarrassing yourself



>i don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel (not an idiot)

just use windows lmao



also sorry for double posting like a retard but since when is configuring software to your liking "reinventing the wheel"

the absolute state of this board



why should I configure it to my liking when it's already configured to my liking

and it is my opinion that nobody knows fonts, online, nobody. if they did we'd have more working examples but afaik only bohoomil has published one and i can't even begin to write that, simply because i'm not familiar with typography and the families and then the rules. it's factually proven no one knows fonts better, else we wouldn't have the linux fonts suck meme and everyone crying how bad it looks



Look, I think I'm coming at this from a wrong perspective and I don't think I'm contributing anything.Instead of being negative tell me what can be done.(I'm interested)

Does the fate of 'linux font rendering' lie upon an issue comment on github ?

What is there to be done from you point of view ?

Don't similar efforts happen with popular distributions ? I remember ubuntu had a fontconfig "fork".


Fixedsys Excelsior



freetype is good

you need fontconfig bindings/aliases/substitute rules to make use of font packages you have installed, this is what that github post covers

>Don't similar efforts happen with popular distributions

no? afaik all major distros have crap font by default, either because previous freetype/<2.7/ or because they leave metric incompatible substitutions simply because they either don't care or don't know and you have to write them yourself which is ludicrous, only exception is ubuntu obviously



>What is there to be done from you point of view ?

attract people who are familiar with fonts to keep what bohoomil has written up to date [for new freetype] or possibly fix and improve upon it, since he's vanished :(





i mean it's not end all be all but it's easy to have nice/acceptable fonts with a few commands in minutes with what's left in that github repo and liberation at least


Just use mononoki.


i dont' give a shit what the font is or how it looks as long as it isn't blurry. i've been having a ton of problems with that on this recent gentoo installation.


noto is what i'm on now, because I resorted to loading an xubuntu live disk and copying what that's using, which is noto.

i can't tell the difference between slight and full subpixel rending, that seems to help. chromium on the other hand does it's own font rendering thing, which results in blurry shit fonts and i haven't figured out why yet.

maybe i just need glasses


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File: 00408ae87b77283⋯.png (6.66 KB, 252x71, 252:71, chromium_nozoom.png)


example illustrating the problem. the chromium tab is noticeably more blurry than the rest of xfce, which I think I have going decently now.



gtfo chromium niggers


Why care about fonts? Care about content, then pick something that looks cool. Don't be a middle-schooler who spends 15 minutes choosing what fancy font to write his paper in then writes a single paragraph in 5 minutes. Content is key, fuck font.



>stop caring about stuff I don't care about


GNU UniFont is the superior font. Exists on practically every system, covers most of the Unicode codepoints. And of course looks beautiful.



This. Using any other font is considered harmful.



adobe helvetica (terminal xorg font) looks just as good


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Pretty much these ones.

If you're doing signage, coding, games or videos these should cover you.

Especially if you're doing cyberpunk or DOS-inspired games.




Marginally less horrible than using Comic Sans


Why is avec serif even a thing, it looks like utter crap. I always force Firefox to use sans.


File: d6047f7af4ed395⋯.png (23.64 KB, 220x264, 5:6, 220px-Nimbus_Sans_Specimen….png)

Nimbus, the URW take on Helvetica, legible everywhere, easy on old eyes.



>OCR A STD and not OCR A Extended

>not also using OCR B

Why do you gimp yourself?



What's even the difference, seems like a 97% Narrow Helvetica.




More like 99.9%, according to the above 'O' is undetectably more oblong in Helvetica.


File: 5b023d344c44769⋯.png (16.69 KB, 583x606, 583:606, DroidPreviewWindows.png)

The droid font family


Noto family looks great actually.


What is a good font for ereader? (300dpi screen) I'm struggling


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I don't know why, but I really like the Ubuntu font family.https://design.ubuntu.com/font/



I really liked it on the phone, but too fabulous for the desktop.



OCR A Extended is good, had to look close to realize the difference though.


I think people just pick Comic Sans cause it's easy to read.

Papyrus is like the Geocities animated GIF of fonts.


monospace, fuck you faggots.



just how reddit do you have to be to post this



Go back to r/unixporn faggot, i'd rather work in a functional terminal instead of spending hundreds of hours ricing stupid shit that doesn't matter.


is there a good monospaced font that includes unicode characters so i can program in emojis?


File: da1491dbcfec0dd⋯.png (34.37 KB, 800x475, 32:19, lekton-bold_try-it.png)

Lekton bold

Dejavu san mono

IBM Plex

that's all you need for programming



That does not look like a monospace font.



monospace is just an alias retard, jesus christ the absolute state of this board




Excellent bait.




you either use dejavu instead of liberation or don't use rgb


post yfw

>ubuntu looks surprisingly similar to cantarell

>cantarell looks surprisingly similar to dejavu



Thanks, Fixedsys Excelsior 2.0 has a really nice penis at U+EC1E.

Also bitocra and scientifica are really nice monospaced bitmap fonts.



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