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

 No.869252

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!

 No.869254

dejavu

/thread


 No.869267

>make thread

>don't make the first contribution yourself

>first post /threads himself

/g/ has truly settled in.


 No.869276

>>869254

Google Noto

</thread>


 No.869373

Sansation


 No.869419

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.


 No.869461

eurostile. It's the font of the future.


 No.869463

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


 No.869468


 No.869489

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


 No.869592

File: 953d8cc24b52609⋯.mp4 (1.37 MB, 320x240, 4:3, Zoq Fot Pik theme music-9N….mp4)

>>869489

Microsoft Sans Serif :^)


 No.869593

>>869489

Futura.


 No.869596


 No.869839

>>869254

I've just been in this place before


 No.870108

File: 715a9a55fd811ab⋯.png (1.56 KB, 127x86, 127:86, image.png)

i use profont. everything else looks disgusting on terminals.


 No.870153

>>869839

[spoiler]Higher on the street

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


 No.870158

>>870153

well meme, fellow redditor!


 No.870192

File: 3f3e5a0c780c5cb⋯.png (89.02 KB, 800x475, 32:19, Flag_of_the_Turkistan_Isla….png)


 No.870196

>>869252

🄱🄸🅃🄲🄷🄴🅂 🄰🄸🄽'🅃 🅂🄷🄸🅃 🅄🄽🄻🄴🅂🅂 🅃🄷🄴🄸🅁 🄲🄷🄰🅁🄰🄲🅃🄴🅁🅂 🄰🅁🄴 🄰🄻🄻 🅃🄷🄴 🅂🄰🄼🄴 🅆🄸🄳🅃🄷


 No.870212

File: f70774df26dfce3⋯.png (1.08 KB, 250x250, 1:1, 1 > 2 >> 3.png)

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.


 No.870484

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.


 No.870547

monofur for Powerline


 No.870554

>>870212

>turning off antialiasing

brainlet move tbqh w/ u fam


 No.870565

>>870212

I use terminus EVERYWHERE!


 No.870567

Sans Serif, why would anyone need anything else?


 No.870576

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

Roboto


 No.871164

>>870108

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)


 No.871191

This is a hotwheels thread.


 No.871678

File: a692c7b15c4566e⋯.png (266.66 KB, 1805x1279, 1805:1279, foo.webp.png)

Step aside, plebeians


 No.871700

>>870576

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.


 No.871868

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.

https://software.sil.org/gentium/


 No.871871

>>870554

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


 No.871872

>>870576

A worse Helvetica, abandoned even by Google.


 No.872642


 No.882208

File: 49b2b83840d7549⋯.jpeg (46.78 KB, 600x338, 300:169, bleeding.jpeg)

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.


 No.882264

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

Anyone remember this classic? Ow the edge.


 No.882295

>>870108

Terminux font is better


 No.882299

>>869252

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..


 No.882305

File: 46d755375f0de8d⋯.png (12.82 KB, 1280x800, 8:5, sgiscreen-9x20.png)

>>870108

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


 No.882413

>>882208

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


 No.882584


 No.882706

>>882208

This site looks fine with Liberation Sans.


 No.882737

>>870554

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


 No.883413

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


 No.883421

>>883413

https://my.mixtape.moe/ajnzqt.tar.xz

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


 No.883731

File: 4d1cc3c6dae9272⋯.gif (61.2 KB, 640x1404, 160:351, ACIDSC2X.TDF.GIF)

old ansi font incoming


 No.883748

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


 No.883981

>>883748

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


 No.883991

>>883981

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.


 No.884217

>>870153

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


 No.884247

>>883991

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


 No.884480

>>869252

>favourite font

Arimo and Roboto


 No.884548

>>871678

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


 No.886640

>>870484

but cantarel is only used by gtk for the ui

for print you better use liberation sans / mono


 No.886641

>>870565

The Absolute madman!


 No.886643

>>882208

ok, all you niggers need to fix your fonts

https://github.com/bohoomil/fontconfig-ultimate/issues/191#issuecomment-289799221

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


 No.886646

>>886643

Was this written by a retard ?

I can't understand a damn thing.


 No.886648

>>886643

>poohooomil

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.


 No.886653

>>886646

>>886648

read the post retard


 No.886655

>>882264

It's High School Goth Chick: The Font


 No.886672

>>871678

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


 No.886680

>>886653

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.


 No.886762

DejaVu Sans Book for sans-serif

Hack for monospace


 No.886779

liberation serif

liberation sans

liberation mono

What more do you need?


 No.886794

File: 9f683a365ee5a69⋯.jpg (2.39 KB, 113x125, 113:125, 1517035613609s.jpg)


 No.886810

>>886648

This. Infinality is totally useless since freetype 2.8.


 No.886933

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

step up


 No.887098

>>886810

>>886648

the stupid is strong in this one


 No.887228

>>886794

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


 No.887381

>>887228

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


 No.887394

>>887381

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

just use windows lmao


 No.887395

>>887381

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


 No.888093

>>887395

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


 No.888152

>>888093

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".


 No.888262

Fixedsys Excelsior


 No.888382

>>888152

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


 No.888384

>>888152

>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 :(


 No.888387


 No.888388


 No.892226

>>888388

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


 No.894497

Just use mononoki.


 No.894507

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.

>>869276

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


 No.894512

File: 939c0448795c248⋯.png (86.56 KB, 800x225, 32:9, chromium_blurry.png)

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

>>894507

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


 No.894524

>>894512

gtfo chromium niggers


 No.894539

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.


 No.900993

>>894539

>stop caring about stuff I don't care about


 No.900995

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


 No.901009

>>900995

This. Using any other font is considered harmful.


 No.901662

>>870108

adobe helvetica (terminal xorg font) looks just as good


 No.901695

File: 971b86d596bb274⋯.png (39.39 KB, 556x813, 556:813, good fonts.png)

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.


 No.901705

>>901695

>Papyrus

Marginally less horrible than using Comic Sans


 No.901708

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


 No.901862

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.


 No.902024

>>901695

>OCR A STD and not OCR A Extended

>not also using OCR B

Why do you gimp yourself?


 No.902123

>>901862

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


 No.902267

>>902123

http://www.identifont.com/differences?first=Nimbus+Sans&second=Helvetica&q=Go

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


 No.902269

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

The droid font family


 No.902428

Noto family looks great actually.


 No.902993

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


 No.903042

File: 661a4547948f14f⋯.png (109.23 KB, 1280x1513, 1280:1513, Ubuntu.svg.png)

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


 No.903056

>>903042

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


 No.903522

>>902024

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

>>901705

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

Papyrus is like the Geocities animated GIF of fonts.


 No.903543

monospace, fuck you faggots.


 No.903546

>>903543

just how reddit do you have to be to post this


 No.903550

>>903546

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.


 No.903552

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


 No.903553

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


 No.903565

>>903553

That does not look like a monospace font.


 No.903730

>>903550

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


 No.904183

>>903543

HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

Excellent bait.


 No.905570

>>894507

>blurry

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


 No.905573

post yfw

>ubuntu looks surprisingly similar to cantarell

>cantarell looks surprisingly similar to dejavu


 No.906349

>>888262

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

Also bitocra and scientifica are really nice monospaced bitmap fonts.

https://github.com/ninjaaron/bitocra

https://github.com/NerdyPepper/scientifica




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