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#1 2012-07-04 12:24:12

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[PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Hi guys,

After some weeks of work, I created from scratch a pcf font for my use. I started this project because, I wanted to have the best looking font for my terminals.
I like Envy Code R font, but it's a TTF and I don't really like this kind of font in terminals. I always used pcf.

So, after many screenshots from me, on related topics, many guys asked me it. That's why I decided to give you my work. Hope you'll appreciate it.
This font is designed for big screens (22") with high resolution like 1920x1080. My aim was to create a very readable font, inspired by Envy Code R, with the advantages of pcf.

So, it may look different on smaller screens. I'm working on it and I will give you small size. Please, don't warn me about it.
This project is still in progress. I'll add many symbols later. For now, the font has many letters (see the screenshot below).

I also created an AUR package here. Just tell me if it works or not.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=60524

TODO:
    - Add smaller size
    - Add condensed version
    - Add "exotic' characters version

Characters:
Characters

Most recent screenshot:
Link

Currently support ISO8859-1/2.

NOTES:
    - How to enable this font?
    * Add these lines in your .xinitrc

xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/envypn
xset fp rehash

    - You can read the full CHANGELOG by using:

pacman -Qc envypn-font

Last edited by Ypnose (2013-10-01 15:04:20)


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#2 2012-07-04 13:39:37

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Doesn't work for me.  This is more than likely due to my proxy settings in work.

When downloading,

==> Making package: envypn-font 1.0-1 (Wed Jul  4 15:33:5
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving Sources...
  -> Downloading envypn.pcf?raw=true...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --SERVER_HELLO:unknown protocol
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading envypn.pcf?raw=true
    Aborting...

I get this sometime with AUR packages, generally just downloading the package manually and running makepkg -s works though.

when I go to your github page the font is no longer there.

EDIT


managed to download a copy and when I run makepkg I get the following.


==> Making package: envypn-font 1.0-1 (Wed Jul  4 15:42:31 BST 2012)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving Sources...
  -> Found envypn.pcf
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    envypn.pcf ... Passed
==> Extracting Sources...
==> Removing existing pkg/ directory...
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
/home/conor/builds/envypn-font/PKGBUILD: line 17: cd: /home/conor/builds/envypn-font/src/envypn-font-1.0: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
    Aborting...

Last edited by chamber (2012-07-04 13:43:23)


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#3 2012-07-04 13:41:03

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

It was an error from me dude. Just download the new tarball. smile


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#4 2012-07-04 13:45:18

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Got it.

Testing now. smile


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#5 2012-07-04 13:58:39

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Don't forget to add these lines on your .xinitrc:

xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/envypn
xset fp rehash

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#6 2012-07-04 14:57:45

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

great ! great ! Have been waiting for this. big_smile

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#7 2012-07-04 14:59:53

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Got it installed.  Not sure if it's going to work on my laptop but it may work on my desktop.  This font is slightly larger than my usual, perhaps it will fit better on my desktop.

Good work though.


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#8 2012-07-04 16:05:46

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

I am currently working on a smaller version.


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#9 2012-07-04 16:45:25

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Any plans to have full unicode support? big_smile

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#10 2012-07-04 17:07:36

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Here the new size. I don't know if it's too small for your needs:
598bec78c4.png

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#11 2012-07-04 17:38:32

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Ypnose wrote:

Here the new size. I don't know if it's too small for your needs:
http://i.solidfiles.net/598bec78c4.png

looks really good big_smile

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#12 2012-07-04 17:39:45

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Woah, really nice font! Any chance for future support of "slavic" characters like: šđčćž? Keep up the good work.

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#13 2012-07-04 18:10:37

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

@theGunslinger: Sure dude smile
EDIT: TODO list updated.

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#14 2012-07-04 23:14:58

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Smaller size looks nice! Keep us posted! big_smile


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#15 2012-07-05 09:55:35

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

The project is moving fast. You'll have a new font (small, 7x13) tonight. I'm proud of the result.
I'm think about another size too (6x1*).

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#16 2012-07-05 10:17:58

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Smaller size looks good.  Great job so far.


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#17 2012-07-05 11:39:32

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

New version with smaller size (called envypnd).
Screenshot:
69a4cbc183.png


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#18 2012-07-05 11:54:31

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

I have a few... don't know what to call them tongue They're not complaints, at least:
1. Why are the [ and ] so bold?
2. Why does the o have a dot in it?
3. The q and the b look a tad weird, but I guess this is just my opinion.


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#19 2012-07-05 12:14:49

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

I will answer you:
1. The [ ] are bold because when I started my font, I liked it. I can remove the bold and replace them with no-bold.
2. The o have a dot in it, because this letter is really similar to a. I wasn't sure if I should add this dot or delete it.
3. I tried to change a bit the q and b letters. I like the new ones. If you think it's weird, I can rollback them.

I think I will remove the dot in "o", fix "q" and "p" letters and replace [ ] characters.

Package has been updated.

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#20 2012-07-05 12:24:32

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Ooh, very nice work Ypnose. I saw a request for the font in the screenshot thread, thank you for delivering in such a timely manner smile

I'm curious, what is the license for this? Envy Code R prevents redistribution; so for instance you cannot use it as a web font unless you're reasonably sure the user has it installed on their own.

Edit: d'oh, it says it is GPL v2 in the package. How does that work with fonts? Are we allowed to do use the new CSS @font-face functionality to get it to users who don't have it?

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#21 2012-07-05 12:24:35

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

^ Make a backup of this one though, I don't know which I would like more big_smile


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#22 2012-07-05 12:27:16

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

jac wrote:

I'm curious, what is the license for this? Envy Code R prevents redistribution; so for instance you cannot use it as a web font unless you're reasonably sure the user has it installed on their own.

All my projects / works are under GPL. You are free to do whatever you want. smile
And thanks a lot for your message. It's motivating.

jac wrote:

Are we allowed to do use the new CSS @font-face functionality to get it to users who don't have it?

I guess you are. But I don't know how this font is rendered on browsers. It's ok for terminals but it may look ugly on websites...

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#23 2012-07-05 12:40:55

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Ypnose wrote:

All my projects / works are under GPL. You are free to do whatever you want. smile

Great, thank you.

Ypnose wrote:

And thanks a lot for your message. It's motivating.

No problem!

Ypnose wrote:
jac wrote:

Are we allowed to do use the new CSS @font-face functionality to get it to users who don't have it?

I guess you are. But I don't know how this font is rendered on browsers. It's ok for terminals but it may look ugly on websites...

I'm not even sure you can use PCF fonts, it was just the first example I thought of that would be considered redistribution -- and a specific problem I ran into with Envy Code R. Luckily it doesn't matter how ugly people think my site is as I'm the only one who ever looks at it wink

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#24 2012-07-05 12:47:32

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

jac wrote:

I'm the only one who ever looks at it wink

I did too!


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#25 2012-07-06 12:00:16

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Re: [PCF font]Envypn by Ypnose

Oh goodness tongue Personally, I've had

* { font: 12px "Envy Code R" !important }

in my custom CSS file for a while now... Not even sure what my site "really" looks like.

I've been using envypnd to do some coding over the past day. I really like it smile Do you do any coding in a language that uses braces? The squiggly brackets look a lot like parenthesis. Have you thought about any modifications to either of these? I'm terrible at design, so I would probably just change the squiggly brackets until they were more pronounced, so I can't really offer any solid direction to change you might consider.

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