Also known as 04b_21, this is just a simple 5x5 pixelated font.
A font made to be very economical.
This design uses as few unique shapes as possible. In addition to extensive rotations and flips (see AR, EMW, FL, GJUV, IHKT, NSZ25), glyphs are made so that they can be cut down to make other glyphs in as few cuts as possible (see BEI, used to make ACDFLMNOPRSWYZ1235689). Some other glyphs (see QX.,) then make use of the cut parts.
This means that, were these letters to be physically made, the maker would only need a few forms to start with and could cut the rest in only a few steps.
The name was chosen because of both a running joke between friends and because it was the coolest-looking phrase I tried when I auditioned the font.
Just when you thought I was out of 5x5 pixel font ideas...
Two fonts used in the game Naively. Only the original character sets have been included.
Pixel demake of Arizone Unicase. Same glyphs as the original.
A space-esque design made for a friend! The angular counters give this a simplified geometry which makes it easy to read despite its looks. Works well for small- or large-scale applications - chat, terminals, logos, and more. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
The original was cloned off and preserved elsewhere. The version you see here has centered glyphs.
A funky font made by request for a friend! It looks especially striking at 2x Pixel size.
Written language of the Skalmish, people within my simulation ESOSVM. These were the people initially used to colonize the universe "Rskalmwayt" wherein several stories take place, including Dheen's Folly and Trap Farmer Brer Brah. 5132 random selections were taken from Oinai stock and placed on Planet Fyromr, and their descendants became the Fyromrese. Tandem AIs then began to refine and alter remnants of Unified Oinai language into this.
Glyphs of this style can be seen on cave walls, objects, signs, records, etc. dating up to the time when I began to intervene in the workings of the Rskalmwayt simulation (ESOSVM Canonical Year 16573440000). They were always pixel art - no high-res renditions of these shapes were ever created, so there's ample room for reinterpretation.
Like most Runic languages (including Elder Futhark), these glyphs have a specific ordering associated with them. Additionally, in written Skalmish the glyphs which make up a word are always written in alphabetical order. Glyphs have no associated sound components. They were used to record gestural communications, so there's no way to speak them. Had this language been spoken, however, it probably would have used a priority-based system wherein certain glyphs were pronounced before others or preferentially stressed. Kind of like Thai language, but way more convoluted.
An experiment to see if 3x3 fonts are more legible when drawn in negative space. I consider this to be not only a success, but also the most readable 3x3 design I have seen - particularly the uppercase.
The successors Megashark and S.D.M.G. are more useable and more stylish respectively, while Minishark strikes a good balance.
This is considered an E3x3 because, while it's created in a 5x5 grid, it has an effective drawing area of only 3x3. The outermost square only has pixels drawn in it when the interior design dictates such.
A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
This is part of my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) wherein inline and outline elements are split, merged, and altered to make them ambiguous and to allow new styles to emerge. They may look like maze fonts, but they have a different design methodology altogether.
It's split horizontally. An uppercase letter one line above the same lowercase letter produces a full 5x10 letterform.
Unlike other fonts with similar ideas, this one is made in a nonstandardized way. Some letters can be extended beyond 2 lines of height without changing their structure and some can't. By experimenting with these forms one might discover new styles.
Despite what the preview shows, there is no line spacing at all.
"Tameshigiri" means "test cutting".
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A 5x5 design inspired by trimarans - boats with three parallel hulls. A lot of these letters also look like tridents, nets, or fishing tackle - so, nautical theme it is!
Experimental 12-segment display. This is my attempt at making an ultra-small segmented display suitable for printing on actual pixel art screens. As far as I know, this is the first fusion of Latin-style microfont and segmented display.
Initially I tried making this with 3px long segments, but the result looked almost exactly like Calculatrix 12. So I shrank it down to 5x5 to ensure it would take on its own look.
Of course, your pixel art style still needs to be a pretty big one for this font to work well - I recommend a display area of 82*7px or more.
See also:Pandora's Blocks
An omnilingual cryptographic system which disguises itself as a scrambled substitution cipher. Glyphs are prearranged in groups of four and it is the differences between items within these groups which comprise the actual information. These "words" represent and describe any sound made by any method with any frequency content, and their "strings" (monolinear arrangements) describe the shape, structure and context.
The details of how to properly encode/decode these symbols will remain secret. This is designed in part to inspire others to invent their own systems of this kind. Think about how to do what I claim here to have done, carry it out, and you will have devised yourself something which is human-readable on its own yet as secure as a One-Time Pad.
Gemseeker texts feature in several video games of mine, although the system is only used to display jokes and Easter Egg messages. People know I'm on this site by now, so I can't give them all away on here, can I? ;)
Joketext font from ESOSLite. This is very similar to the original ESOS Lite Terminal, but turned 90 degrees counterclockwise.
This text prints in one or two ways: either as it displays here on-site or in a RTL columnar format where the body of text is rotated back 90 degrees clockwise. The latter is usually used for jokes about weeaboos; I play 100% Orange Juice and watch Katekyō Hitman Reborn! so I pretty much am one.
5x5 sunburst design. I think it can be made more legible, but I'm not sure if it can be done without sacrificing style...
A 5x5 font which has vertical bilateral symmetry, as if a mirror were covering half of it. Surprisingly readable!
Another conlang/conscript from my own works. These are the Symbols of Starborn Lightness used by Asgari.
Asgari is an artificial sun orbiting Gara, an interstellar planet. It was built to use Starborn Lightness symbols as concept-units in order to electronically convey information to the Garai people about itself. So, these symbols were originally something like status indicators. Until C.Y. 1997, they could be seen on displays in the Celestial Telemetry Room at Magong Stack One in Upper Netazeca.
However, some Garai re-used the symbols to make constructed languages and ciphers. Monsaic Sun is unique among these in that it uses only the existing symbols, without any alteration. So this font can be used to write either language.
Appears in: Seven Candles Trilogy (2013)
5x5 pixel font with a built-in scanline effect. Because of its subtractive nature and low resolution, some glyphs are impossible to depict.
Original size: 4.5pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Been a while since I did any regular polygonal designs, so here's my go at octagons.
This one was on my backburner list... expect more glyphs soon.
A minimalist Gemscript (or a corrupted one, depending on who you ask).
It has no relation to Pigpen Cipher, although a few glyphs do look like they're from that cipher. Feel free to use this fact to throw amateur cryptographers off for amusement.
Original size: 3.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A terminal font used in several of my own games. Think of it as my own replacement font for a DOS prompt. It is meant for all-uppercase terminal use and does not have extended language support.
This design has been further refined since its initial Fontstruction. I have improved its aesthetics as well as its visual interpretability using Marinanian methods. This is still a design with more functionality than aesthetic appeal, though.
Original size: 3.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Fairchild Channel F
Video Entertainment System (VES - original name)
Collection of text characters, 1976-1981 Fairchild
5x5 / 4x5 / 3x5 US-ASCII valid fonts, 2018-04 dpla
Fairchild derived from the old 7-segment numerics.
Breakthroughs of this 2nd-gen video game console:
. first artificial intelligence (AI) in game,
. first programmable game cartridges (27),
. '8 colors' (in 102x58 out of 128x64 px),
. hold button menu, joystick/paddle controllers.
Today's young home players cannot understand this.
Continuing on the theme of choosing a regular shape and making an alphabet out of it.
Looks best at smaller sizes (<24pt) and with antialiasing/ClearType turned on.
Can this be done better with filters? Probably, but I still have to learn those... :D
An attempt to make low-resolution, circled letters without the use of filters. Reminds me of branding irons or stencils. The name is based on a friend's joke about lost marbles. :^)
TIP: This one looks best at smaller sizes (24pt or less) and with antialiasing/ClearType turned on!