I use multiple text editors, and made this font to be an alternate font for Windows Notepad.
This was designed to be similar to Marengi Mk2, the font used in my FS Tutorials. Apart from using a smaller grid size, Eglantine achieves a closer line spacing through the use of short ascenders/descenders and the removal of the dots from i and j. It is also more condensed and optimized for speedreading, resulting in a font that is pleasant to read despite being quite small.
This design does have some wasted matrix, but this is necessary to achieve the desired effect. The global matrix is still only 7px tall, so this can still be used on most small canvasses.
Original Size: 4.5pt
A design that combines tropes from fantasy, sci-fi, and sports in a subtle and pixel-optimized way.
Structurally, this looks like a high-res version of Marengi Mk2. There are still plenty of differences between the two, but since they seem equally readable to me, I'm tagging this as a chat font.
An alternate, more asymmetrical & stylized Madmouse.
This could be considered an avantgarde spurless or mixed-spur design. Some letters have spurs and some don't. This is entirely dependent on the diagonal lines, which were placed so that they would slant up and to the right. "s27" are obvious exceptions.This is a clone of Madmouse
An even smaller and more stylized take on Madcat/Madkitten. It isn't really a Decolike anymore, but it is readable at smaller sizes than almost all my other designs!
This uses some compression/truncation tricks to fit glyphs into a smaller grid. Those tricks are usually used in pixel designs (such as Chlorophyte) but I think they worked out well here, too!This is a clone
A vaguely Courierlike OSD (Onscreen Display) font which tries its best to be casual. The name is inspired by the old computer joke: "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?"
No filters or faux-beziers, just stock bricks and a bit of stacking/nudging!
More about the design:
It started as a doodle and an attempt to make a smooth, low-resolution, low-poly font, and then it became a Courierlike. I have other fonts that tried to do polygonal round shapes before this (such as Cartoon Riot) but this design is my first real success in this area.
Initially, I made the angled glyphs before the round ones. I didn't want to change the angled ones, so glyphs like C, O, and Q became a bit wider than they are tall. I'm quite fond of this, because in most designs these glyphs tend to have a tall and narrow character. I think the mildly squat look of this font makes it cuter and gives it more personality.
A lot of glyphs were altered in specific ways to look more like metal type, especially anything with diacritics which touch the letters themselves. Other glyphs were altered specifically to be interpretable at small size. I also use angled contours and actual round bricks alongside each other within the same glyphs, another technique which is geared toward style and interpretability at small size.
This font came with many new challenges and an array of new techniques had to be designed. Loops were an insurmountable challenge because of the low resolution and heavy line weight, so I drew rounded areas to suggest them. You can see it on letters like Greek γ, ζ, and ξ.
By request, a polygonal font with a slightly militaristic feeling.
The truncated polygonal perimeter of most glyphs is somewhat inspired by the lettering on World War I planes, tanks, and ships. These forms of lettering tended to have more square aspect ratios. I changed that to give this font more personality and to condense it so more text could fit on a line.
In terms of what modern military setting this might fit into, it looks very Air Force- or Navy-esque to my eye. Check out contemporary video games and recruitment materials relating to those two branches and you'll see what I mean.
By request, a chat/comics font which combines features of "Micro Machina" and "Chlorophyte". I took some other liberties with it as well in order to make it more distinctive (see MSVWacegjmtyz).
This turned out extremely well! It's more open and airy than many of my larger designs, and is pleasant and easy to read even at the original size.
Supports Dutch and English.
An alternative chatfont designed for lazy people who sit way back in their chairs and view LCD screens at non-optimal angles... like me!
This is made with two simple but highly effective techniques:
1. Not letting protuding lines go all the way to the edge of the glyph.
2. Drawing so that outline, rather than linework, determines the shapes of glyphs.
A slightly large, bookish chatfont made for a friend. Bold version.
Original size: 8.25pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Motormouth
A slightly large, bookish chatfont made for a friend. Regular version.
Original size: 8.25pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A decolike pixel font made for friends at Marinan Research Division.
It reminds me of the fonts used by old cellphones, except bigger and with more line width variation.
Original size: 8.25pt
A slightly quirky font made to be good for chat and marquee display. The global matrix is 8 pixels tall. This works well for IRC clients, MUD clients, and so on. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
Original size: 6pt
Version 1.5: All permutations of E and F were refined and improved.
A modernized, rounded, and truncated version of Marengi. This is made to be a good text editor/chat font. It has very few kerning pairs, so it should render fine in any software.
Ascenders are only allowed to be as tall as the uppercase/numerals, while descenders are allowed to go 2px below the line. This creates a natural line spacing that is readable and not too dense. (Diacritics break this rule, of course... darn them...)
Gone are the curved descenders/termini on letters like gjty. The simpler geometry makes this design more suited to speedreading than its predecessor. In fact, altering those four letters alone improves speedreading on this font by up to 14%!
09JUN2019: I have been using this as my main IRC/chat font for some time now. Of all my chatfont designs, this has proven the easiest to read and use.
Original size: 6pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A mostly-4x5 design made for legibility, aesthetics, and an almost authoritarian regularity. This makes it suited for comics, tutorials, general reading, and more. It can be easily read at its original size with the same effort it would take to read a high-res design of the same size.
This design has been tested and reported to make an excellent font for IRC and other chat clients!
Original size: 4.5pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
The main font used by MARENGI Omnisystems in my video game series, "Endless Sea Of Stars". These letterforms can be found engraved into or projected onto practically every piece of MO technology. This script was designed in 2011 to be suitable for printing, logo design, art, and many other purposes. It lacks the constant height which most of my other pixel fonts have, but makes up for it with its bookish appearance.
Unfortunately, replicating the exact design of the antialiased version of this font is impossible, not only on FontStruct, but on all software other than ESOSVM. This is because ESOSVM uses a custom renderer which makes use of proprietary techniques. Marengi HD comes close, but not very.
2.6 (19Aug2018) - "bdďđ" were perfected. Space width reduced.
2.5 (20Jul2018) - "IÌÍÎÏø" were perfected and massive kerning work began.
2.4 (15Jul2018) - "J" was perfected and several letterwidths were altered.
2.3 (18May2018) - "hnru34679ÀÁÂÃÅÈÉÊÌÍÎÏÑÒÓÔÕØÙÚÛÝÞßàáâãåæçèéêìíîïñòóôõøùúûý" were perfected.
2.2 (17May2018) - ":;gjty%/\ÂÆÊÎÔÛâæêîôû¼½¾" were edited for more consistency and readability.
Original size: 11pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)