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Counters as a font

Postby aramis on Tue 03 Nov 2015 19:41

I've done a font with the faces from the Original Starfire I & II countersheets (which were also used for 2E)

It can be found at http://aramis.hostman.us/fonts/
http://aramis.hostman.us/fonts/StarfireCountersFont.zip

What it requires: A word processor that supports .TTF and kerning. If you want color, it needs to support color, as well; in color mode, it can generate 2-color counters.

It supports numbering the counters, as well. 3 digit counter numbers are optimized for Macs - because that's what I use - but the characters are all in the standard encoding.

Several variations on 2-color planets are available using π∏ øØ œŒ æÆ ðÐ þÞ. These all are set to kern into the white planet counter.

36 point should produce 1/2" counters.
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby Cralis on Tue 03 Nov 2015 23:38

Oh very cool! I wonder what font it was originally?
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby aramis on Wed 04 Nov 2015 02:33

Cralis wrote:Oh very cool! I wonder what font it was originally?

It wasn't. Scratch built.
The letters used are from a font of my own design, based loosely upon that presented in the SFTM by Franz Joseph Designs.
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby krenshala on Sun 08 Nov 2015 12:44

What software did you use to make the font?
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby VoidStalker_WoE on Sun 08 Nov 2015 16:59

Great work, I was wanting these but didn't want to ask. Thanks much!
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby aramis on Tue 17 Nov 2015 16:19

krenshala wrote:What software did you use to make the font?

The font itself was drawn in Fontographer.
I used Lemke Software's Graphic Converter to examine the counter scans closely.

VoidStalker_WoE wrote:Great work, I was wanting these but didn't want to ask. Thanks much!

Thanks. And you're welcome.
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Re: Counters as a font

Postby Graywulffe on Sun 29 May 2016 09:03

This is totally cool and very well done. With a little tinkering in Word, I had an entire set of counters ready. Thank you for putting in this effort!

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Re: Counters as a font

Postby aramis on Mon 30 May 2016 17:54

Graywulffe wrote:This is totally cool and very well done. With a little tinkering in Word, I had an entire set of counters ready. Thank you for putting in this effort!

-best

My pleasure. I wanted them for myself, so I figured, as long as Marvin and Cralis don't object, I'd share.

I'm thinking of doing an alternate (I'd label it as italics) with the minis painting guide plan drawings... I'll need to find space for a third color for each.
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