Dotty Matrix

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by Goatmeal

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Yet another dot matrix typeface for a printer that never existed...

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Comment by Goatmeal 30th march 2018

So much better than the brogg standard font style dot matrix printers put on paper in the 80s :D I would have produced inspired texts had the print-outs been this pleasant to read.

Comment by Aeolien 31st march 2018

Funny! (even in all caps.) Interesting shape (and loose rule of design). I, too, wish the related vintage printers (e.g. at eBay) were able to break their physical rules…^^

Comment by dpla 31st march 2018

@Aeolien & @dpla - Thank you for the kind words!  I haven't been active here lately, so to challenge myself, I used that "odd" shape as the design's starting point.  And this font adheres to the limitations of a true 9-pin printer.  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal 31st march 2018
Comment by Goatmeal 1st april 2018
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Dotty Matrix” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 2nd april 2018

Thanks @Goatmeal!

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 2nd april 2018

@meek - Thank you for the honor of a Top Pick, Rob.   It is most appeciated!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 2nd april 2018

Ah? So you know a lot about the H/W limitations of these old devices! (I supposed all the dots were not accessible at the same time, like graphical [ink-jet] printers where the head might move much more, i.e. a lot slower…) Anyway, the more I see "Dotty Matrix", the more I fell comfortable with it. We are in the 1980s, forever!

Comment by dpla 10th april 2018

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