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TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 26 Feb 2015, 08:44

Pelagiad is a TrueType replacement for the original Magic Cards font used in Morrowind. Being a true vector-based font, it looks much sharper than the Bitmap fonts used in the original game, at any size. It supports all languages that Morrowind has been officially translated to, and a few more. Pelagiad is hosted on github.

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by psi29a » 26 Feb 2015, 09:26

Isaskar wrote:So I know you guys need a TrueType/OpenType version of Magic Cards that is appropriately licensed and contains all needed international characters. And the last few people who've stepped up seem to have just vanished.
We don't need it anymore, because we can use the bitmap fonts in Morrowind itself. This is likely why people have vanished, because the need is no longer there.

That being said, if someone wants to create a ttf that mimics Magic Cards, awesome! Go for it, modders will eat it up and we can use it in the example-suite.

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by lysol » 26 Feb 2015, 09:30

But the bitmaps are... Bitmaps. Having a true type font would rock.
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by psi29a » 26 Feb 2015, 09:39

lysol wrote:But the bitmaps are... Bitmaps. Having a true type font would rock.
Indeed it would! The original "need" for the ttf and the reason we pushed hard for one was because we couldn't read the bitmap format at the time. This has been fixed, so the need was no longer there.

If someone wants to make a mod to use the ttf instead of the bitmap, please do so, it would indeed rock!

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 26 Feb 2015, 15:58

psi29a wrote:We don't need it anymore, because we can use the bitmap fonts in Morrowind itself. This is likely why people have vanished, because the need is no longer there.
The latest attempt began in July 2014, long after support for the original fonts were added. See here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2292
https://openmw.org/2014/script/

Plus the original Morrowind fonts look blurry and pixelated, especially in books, and Better Dialogue Font wasn't supported last time I tried (Maybe it is now).

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by heilkitty » 26 Feb 2015, 17:08

Better Dialogue Font should work now. Having a true-type font is a great thing anyway.
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by HiPhish » 27 Feb 2015, 00:43

Better Dialogue Font is still just a bitmap font, a band-aid solution for the lack of a proper vector font. Personally I think that the EB Garamond font that OpenMW used previously fits the bill quite nicely.
http://www.georgduffner.at/ebgaramond/

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 27 Feb 2015, 08:54

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by raevol » 27 Feb 2015, 10:26

Clever. :D

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by dEnigma » 27 Feb 2015, 14:44

Isaskar wrote:
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Ha, very nice :mrgreen:
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