TrueType font for OpenMW

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by pvdk » 07 Mar 2015, 21:29

Awesome work! For the numbers I suggest looking at a proprietary font called EF Medieva. I think I still have the bitmap files for the Russian and Polish versions of Morrowind somewhere, I'll look for them later.

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 08 Mar 2015, 15:45

I haven't been posting for a few days now, but I've been silently working hard. Today i have a huge update.

Pelagiad is pretty much finished! I've tested it myself with the English, French and Russian versions of Morrowind, and should work with all other official versions. I'm a bit unsure about Polish, I don't have the font files, and haven't been able to test, but I've added all the characters from the Wikipedia article on the Polish Alphabet, hopefully that's enough.

In addition to adding new characters, I've made lots of little tweaks to the old ones, and the entire font should look better and more closely resemble the original.
pvdk wrote:Awesome work! For the numbers I suggest looking at a proprietary font called EF Medieva. I think I still have the bitmap files for the Russian and Polish versions of Morrowind somewhere, I'll look for them later.
I looked at those numbers and they look really good, and I'd love to use them. Sadly my font has a very low baseline, and there simply is not enough space for numbers like that. To go as low as I need to with that style of numbers I would have to sacrifice a lot in compatibility to make it work.

With the font being pretty much complete, I'm still not sure how to distribute it. There isn't really a place to share OpenMW-specific mods yet. Of course, I'd love to have the font bundled with OpenMW itself, but unless there's a graphical way to select fonts, It seems like a lot of people would still rather want EB Garamond. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by HiPhish » 08 Mar 2015, 16:25

How about GitHub? That's where Georg Duffner is hosting his font as well:
https://github.com/georgd/EB-Garamond

If your font is a complete faithful recreation of Morrowind's font I don't see why it wouldn't be bundled with OpenMW. The reason why I would prefer EB Garamond is because I know that font is already finished and working, making it a better choice than an incomplete font. If yours is up to the task then go for it. EB Garamond could still be an option as a mod for people who really want it. Personally I don't really care as long as the font is readable, which the original bitmap font was not at high resolutions.

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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by jirka642 » 08 Mar 2015, 16:40

Wow, thats nice. Would it be hard to add czech diacritic (ěščřžýáíéúů etc.)? I dont think there is alot of people that still play czech version of morrowind (since it breakes quests), but if adding czech diacritic is easy, then why not? :D
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 08 Mar 2015, 22:14

jirka642 wrote:Wow, thats nice. Would it be hard to add czech diacritic (ěščřžýáíéúů etc.)? I dont think there is alot of people that still play czech version of morrowind (since it breakes quests), but if adding czech diacritic is easy, then why not? :D
Sure! Here's a version with Czech diacritics. I made it in like 10 minutes so don't come complaining if it looks terrible, I'd have paid more attention if there was an official translation.

I've been working hard on this for almost two weeks, so I'm not in the mood for atting entire new languages, but if someone wants me to add some new diacritics that's fine.
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by jirka642 » 08 Mar 2015, 22:55

Isaskar wrote: Sure! Here's a version with Czech diacritics. I made it in like 10 minutes so don't come complaining if it looks terrible, I'd have paid more attention if there was an official translation.
Have you uploaded the right file? It doesnt look like anything changed. (Even the hash is the same)
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Isaskar » 09 Mar 2015, 07:45

jirka642 wrote:Have you uploaded the right file? It doesnt look like anything changed. (Even the hash is the same)
Whoops! This one should be all right.
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by Rippl » 09 Mar 2015, 15:23

I have one remark concerning polish characters. It's about letter "ź". For some reason it is a little bit thinner than "z" and "ż". It shouldn't be. "z", "ż" and "ż" should have the same base "z" shape.
Other than that, for me, it looks very good (still I'm no font expert).
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by jirka642 » 09 Mar 2015, 15:32

Isaskar wrote:Whoops! This one should be all right.
Thanks, looks great. ;)
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Re: TrueType font for OpenMW

Post by pvdk » 09 Mar 2015, 16:02

Great work! I found the bitmap files for all translations, but it seems you don't need them anymore (as it turns out OpenMW can export them now, I didn't know).

I would really like to ship this font with OpenMW, as I would love to use it in the launcher for the Play button. Make sure to figure out the licensing of your font before we do. I suggest the SIL Open Font License. Maybe also rename the font to OMW Pelagiad (or perhaps OMW Magicka?).

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