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fs dot serif

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by ETHproductions


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Description:
A serif font made of dots. Suggestions are welcome.

UPDATES:
07/06/13-07/07/13 I went over the font and tidied it up. Adjusted spacing on letters like V and q, added or erased dots to letters such as a and f, made the tittles and such bigger, and refined letters like O and g. V1.2.0
10/01/13 More refining, more refining... Each time I come back, I see things that need improving. V1.3.0
12/19/13 My biggest update yet (literally). I've increased the circles' size from two to four units, making overshoots and much more possible. Every character has been reworked to fit the new size, and the font is now generally more condensed. V2.0
05/14/14 Tweaked many shapes with the nudge tool, and adjusted the 4 to have serifs and a lower crossbar. V2.1
05/17/14 Big edit today. A large portion of the lowercase, as well as some of the uppercase, has been narrowed to match the rest of the font.
05/21/14 M, N and accents updated a bit more.
Stats:
217 characters, 175 downloads
Created:
Thu, 13th December, 7:17 PM 2012
Last Edit:
Wed, 9th July, 7:15 PM 2014
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Discussion

Yautja
Yautja Sat, 22nd December, 2012

Looks good, just needs some refining to make it more balanced. M/b/d/p/q look a bit narrow, and some curves could be better, like in C, S, 2. k's arm should be lower, and g might look better if the bottom loop is bigger than the top one. The space character could be wider too. Keep it up!


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Sat, 22nd December, 2012

@Yautja: Thank you for your constructive criticism. I've made those changes, and I'm working on the rest of the numbers and punctuation.


Frodo7
Frodo7 Sun, 23rd December, 2012

Wow! This is very pretty. 10/10


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 24th December, 2012

A very nice design. 10/10

I think the 'f' needs a bit of negative kerning, so that it doesn't leave too large a space when used with curved characters. You would need to be careful with this in relation to the 'i' and 'l', but I think this is a good compromise ...

A very nice design. 10/10
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<br/>I think the 'f' needs a bit of negative kerning, so that it doesn't leave too large a space when used with curved characters. You would need to be careful with this in relation to the 'i' and 'l', but I think this is a good compromise ...

ETHproductions
ETHproductions Mon, 24th December, 2012

@Frodo7: Thanks!

@p2pnut: Thank you for the suggestion. I didn't adjust the kerning quite as far as you suggested, because it would overlap letters like 'b' and 'h'. The way it is set now, the last circle in the 'f' matches up with the top serifs in the uppercase 'B', 'D' and so on, so it doesn't look like an overlap.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 24th December, 2012

This is really nice! Every character is beautiful. 10/10


Yautja
Yautja Sun, 13th January, 2013

I seemed to have a lot of critisism, but it looks great now! Love the &.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Mon, 14th January, 2013

@winty5: I'm glad you like it! :)

@yautja: Thank you! I just added the remaining symbols and most of the accents Saturday night. I was messing around with the ampersand for quite a while before I got one that looked right. I didn't have time to finish the accents. I'll finish them later today.

Oh, yeah, and that lowercase c is still a nightmare. I'll fix that too... :-)


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Sat, 9th February, 2013


four
four Sat, 9th February, 2013

This has developed into a really good font. fi and fl ligatures and tilde look excellent in your sample.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Sat, 9th February, 2013

@four: Thanks! :-)


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Tue, 9th July, 2013

Over the last couple of days, I have redesigned more than half the font, making major changes to a bunch of letters. I raised the f's crossbar to x-height, made b, d, e, o, p and q thinner, and fixed the ugly a, as well as many more changes. I also added the new ligatures and made the isolated dots thicker. Suggestions are still welcome, of course...


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Tue, 9th July, 2013


winty5
winty5 Tue, 9th July, 2013

I don't like the huge tittles on i and j, they don't fit. Other than that, AWE$ØME!!!


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Tue, 9th July, 2013

Thanks for the tip, winty. The tittles are now slightly smaller (3 grid squares instead of 4).


winty5
winty5 Tue, 9th July, 2013

Better now :)


meek
meek Wed, 7th August, 2013

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “fs dot serif” is now a Top Pick.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Wed, 7th August, 2013

Wow...completely unexpected. Thanks a ton, Mr. Meek! (And by the way, happy birthday!)


architaraz
architaraz Thu, 8th August, 2013

Well deserved! Beautiful execution.
A comma looks strange though.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Sat, 10th August, 2013

@architaraz: Thanks, I noticed that too. I've changed the comma back to the previous version.


ETHproductions
ETHproductions Thu, 19th December, 2013


Upixel
Upixel Thu, 15th May, 11:34 PM

great improve