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I love both Gildas ❤️, but I prefer this pretty curvy blacky.

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 29th november

@beate - I agree with @elmoyenique.  'Regular' is my favorite of the two.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Mon, 29th november

Heavy serif pixel font with high contrast. I wouldn't call it a slab serif because the E, F, L, T, Z are not slab serifs; and the C, c, S, s, € are completely devoid of serifs. It doesn't really matter, however, as long as the letters work nicely together. And they do. I would consider the following: the axis of C, G, c, e, 0 (zero), € is backward leaning, whereas the other letters have a perpendicular axis. They don't look good next to each other. The colon and semicolon are not at the same level. Diacritical marks: well-crafted with good proportions in general. The tilde could be a little bigger. The Umlaut, well, it has quarter-size pixels. These are minor things. The font itself looks very impressive. I see some resemblance to Bodoni and, perhaps Cooper. I may be wrong. The third ingredient of the blend is undoubtedly Beate-style. 10/10 

Comment by Frodo7 Mon, 29th november

Lovely pixel design, especially the "C/c"

Comment by time.peace Tue, 30th november

@ Frodo, 
Thanks Frodo for this comment, it is as always a factual analysis. I see the points mentioned and I am not completely convinced of the result. That's why I posted the two drafts in advance, just to read some constructive criticism - as formulated by you. 
Spontaneously, I had also thought more of a serif, but most of the serifs are more like a slab. I am also not happy with the trema. It looks too strong next to the other diacritics... There is definitely room for improvement. 

Comment by beate Tue, 30th november

A font with a very pleasant, homely character. It's like a font like this can be seen on a Merry Christmas sweater (and the pixel size allows it). The only thing that confuses me is the letter M, with a serif at the bottom, as if it were an inverted W.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) Wed, 1st december

Thanks for your nice comments : )
@elmo, @Goatmeal, @Dmitriy

Comment by beate Wed, 1st december
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “db Gildas” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Thu, 2nd december
Comment by beate Thu, 2nd december

Thank you Rob for the special mention. 

Comment by beate Thu, 2nd december

Congratulations on the TP! Have you drawn those lovely pixel matrioskas? BTW, I thought I appreciated a bit more space than usual on the right side of O, Q and g. Also, the A is a bit skewed to the left and overlaps when it follows other letters (R, K, M ...), IMHO, although this may have been done on purpose, Maestra.

Comment by elmoyenique Thu, 2nd december

@ elmo
They are actually vector drawings, but I simplified them and reassembled them from individual squares in the style of the font.

Yes, the A is intentionally moved to the left. V, W, Y were too. I will definitely change that, especially since I decided to still continue working on the kerning. 

: )

Comment by beate Thu, 2nd december

i have a question: how did you get these "ft" and "ct" ligatures? is that unicode character sets, a patreon only feature, or something else?

Comment by erikkoev Fri, 3rd december

@erikkoev I don't know. i've never seen those ligatures before.

Comment by Logan2020 Fri, 3rd december

@erikkoev
ft≠ſt => Latin small ligature long S T/U+FB05 (U+017F & U+0074)
ct: Private Use Area

Comment by beate Fri, 3rd december

What a beautiful pixel font! I love the contrast, the ligatures and of course the illustration.

Comment by four Mon, 6th december

die

Comment by p4bl0 Tue, 7th december

@ four Thank you very much.

Comment by beate Wed, 8th december

@p4bl0 you know saying that hurts the creator's feelings.

Comment by Logan2020 Wed, 8th december

@beate also i'm glad i got to know you and those ligatures you found.

Comment by Logan2020 Wed, 8th december

@ Logan 2020
I'm glad to read that, thanks for your curiosity, interest and comment.

Comment by beate Thu, 9th december
Comment by Logan2020 Fri, 10th december

Beautiful serif!!

Comment by Tatarka Type Foundry (TTF) Tue, 14th december

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