FOR SOME STRANGE REASON THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INORDINATE INTEREST IN PIXEL FONTS FROM THE 1970'S AND 80'S. OK, ITS FUN FOR YOUNGER TYPOGRAPHERS TO WORK WITHIN STRICT RESTRICTIONS RECREATING FONTS THAT WERE DESIGNED YEARS AGO, LETS BE FAIR, THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY COMBINATIONS OF PIXLES WITHIN A 6X6 GRID.
WHAT DOES SUPPRISE ME IS THAT NO ONE HAS LOOKED BACK AT THE FIRST (I THINK) HOME COMPUTER, NAMELY THE ZX81 WHICH WAS RELEASED BY CLIVE SINCLAIR, AN ENGLISH ELECTRONICS CO. IN 1981. IT HAD 1 KB OF RAM (NO JOKE), 8 KB OF ROM AND A CPU THAT RAN AT AN AMAZING 3.25 MHZ. DATA WAS STORED ON CASSETTE TAPES AND THE SCREEN WAS YOUR TELEVISION.
AS NO ONE HAS CHECKED OUT THE ZX81 I HAVE MADE A FONT THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL FONT USED BY THE COMPUTER. I HAVE USED 5 BRICKS WHERE AS THE ORIGINAL USED ONLY 1. BEAT THAT!
This typeface converts your typing into musical notes. The idea is very simple and can create realistic looking sheet music. The font includes upper and lower case letters and numbers together with a treble-cleft with a time signature, a hash sign, dividing bars, an end bar and a double end bar.
Write your message on your word processor. You will need to use 48pt to have all the five staves showing up so keep your message short :)
Start each sentence with a treble-cleft which is the "&" key on your keyboard, it also adds a 4/4 time signature for authenticity. Upper case letters show as double notes, lower case and numbers as single notes. Numbers should be written with a comma "," between them eg:1,2,3 etc 10,11,12 etc 100,101,102. The comma inserts a short length of blank staves.
Now ...... comes the fun ! Count four notes and press the "!" key. This will place a barline vertically across the staves (the five horizontal lines on which the notes are written). Repeat this every 4 notes until you reach the end of the line then press the "." key. You must end with a full 4 note bar even if this leaves a space at the right margin. At the beginning of the next line press the "&" key to insert a new treble-cleft. Count 4 notes then the "!" key etc .... Repeat this process until you reach the end of your message, finish with a "."
Use this type face as a cipher to send secret messages which can be easily read by the recipient if they have this typeface on their computer. To anyone else this will appear to be sheet music.*° It can also be used to convert poems into a musical score, to rewrite the music of simple songs, word for word, or to compose original music. I am sure you will be able to find other uses also. Have fun ;)
*° Actually it won't appear as sheet music as I had hoped because the computer receiving the message will use its default font to print out the message if this font is not installed. That applies to all so called code fonts ... what a shame!
A traditional alphabetic font with a medieval flavour. The space is a black circle so a negative space between words. There is a full-stop and a forward-slash (Solidus) as the only punctuation marks. Numerals are based on roman numerals by design but should be used as standard numbers, so 22 is written as ll ll (2 of the number 2) rather than XXll which would be the correct use of roman numerals. PS: The font is surprisingly legible at very small sizes.
Clone of spellbound / envoûté.This is a clone
The Theban Font as used by Witches with a loving twist, well a heart actually :) UC is with the hearts whilst LC is more traditional, thougth I have added some extra symbols for letters that are not in the original type face.
Clone of Lovers morse code. I have had to do this so that the original type face (upper case) shows up in the live feed, other wise the sample I made makes no sense to anyone. I expected the original to show up, as well as the comments and the sample, but only the sample was displayed.This is a clone of Lovers morse code