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#1 2010-01-18 08:56:02

gohu
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Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Hi.
I created a bitmap font for terminal/coding use, loosely based on montecarlo. I figured you might like it.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like :
I1Teqs.jpg

More info and download on its dedicated minisite: http://font.gohu.eu

Edit:
Now available in a bigger size (14 px)

Last edited by gohu (2010-05-18 13:45:25)

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#2 2010-01-18 09:01:14

Daisuke_Aramaki
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Looks good. will give it a shot for sure. smile


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#3 2010-01-18 10:35:19

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Nice font. It is surprisingly readable given it's size. Might give it a whirl on my netbook.

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#4 2010-01-18 11:35:15

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Looks good.


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#5 2010-01-18 16:09:28

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Sorry to have to ask such a silly question, But how would I go about installing this font? Looks awesome!

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#6 2010-01-18 21:18:46

jstadler
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

download it and extract/place the fonts where ever your fonts are.  Mine are in /usr/share/fonts, if u cant find then try

# find / -name fonts

to get the directory

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#7 2010-01-18 21:36:00

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Also mkfontdir and xset fp rehash.

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#8 2010-01-18 21:39:34

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

What editor did you use to create it ? Fontforge is quite good for vectorial fonts, but I'm not sure it's suitable for pixel font editing.

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#9 2010-01-18 22:30:05

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Yeah, it looks nice, i will give it a try.

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#10 2010-01-18 22:40:07

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

I have to say it looks a lot like Proggy/Profont/Sheldon/Opti/etc, but then i guess there's not that much variation possible in a 5x5 pixel grid...


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#11 2010-01-19 08:40:47

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

It looks great. Nice job.


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#12 2010-01-19 08:54:31

res
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Very scummvm/monkey island. I like it.

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#13 2010-01-19 11:41:00

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

About installing, you do need to convert bdf to pcf, with e.g. bdftopcf -t gohufont-11.bdf > gohufont-11.pcf

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#14 2010-01-19 18:22:48

gohu
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

I'm glad you like it smile

galdor wrote:

What editor did you use to create it ? Fontforge is quite good for vectorial fonts, but I'm not sure it's suitable for pixel font editing.

I used fontforge. There are some quirks, the interface is not very good and it's a bit complicated, but it got the job done.

Procyon wrote:

About installing, you do need to convert bdf to pcf, with e.g. bdftopcf -t gohufont-11.bdf > gohufont-11.pcf

I didn't have to do that, but it's an easy fix if that doesn't work with the bdf. I should probably ship the pcf version too.

More info about installing:
First, you need to copy the font in a font directory. Most common ones are ~/.fonts for user installation and /usr/share/fonts/* for system-wide installation.
Then, issue the following commands:
mkfontdir
fc-cache
xset fp rehash

Applications may use two different ways of accessing the font:
- via the native X way: the font is added to the available fonts with mkfontdir, you can list these fonts with xlsfonts. This is mostly used by terminal emulators and the like.
- via fontconfig: the font is added with fc-cache, you can list these with fc-list. This is mostly used by GUI apps.

Note:
on debian, I had a hard time installing the font for recognition by fontconfig (it wasn't recognized by fc-cache) because the default configuration of fontconfig is not to use bitmap fonts. dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig to enable them.
on arch, no problems.

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#15 2010-01-19 20:12:25

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

This might actually replace ProggyTinyTT, a font which I have lived by for years.  Thanks so much.  smile


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#16 2010-01-19 20:50:39

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Excellent, became my main font. Thanks.

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#17 2010-01-19 23:14:47

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Looks good, what size are you using it in the screenshot?


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#18 2010-01-19 23:28:44

barzam
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Very nice, I'll try it out instead of my regular Terminus and see how I like it give a few days smile

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#19 2010-01-20 00:00:46

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Package for AUR!!!

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#20 2010-01-20 03:24:19

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Great font. I don't suppose you could add some more symbols? You know, common stuff like ≤≥≠¬. Doesn't have to be the entirety of unicode, but it would be nice if everything that has an X11 keysym could be represented.

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#21 2010-01-20 08:05:48

gohu
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

YamiFrankc wrote:

Looks good, what size are you using it in the screenshot?

It's a bitmap font so it has only one size.

Ghost1227 wrote:

Package for AUR!!!

OK, I'll try to do that (never done a package for AUR before).

GGLucas wrote:

Great font. I don't suppose you could add some more symbols? You know, common stuff like ≤≥≠¬. Doesn't have to be the entirety of unicode, but it would be nice if everything that has an X11 keysym could be represented.

Sorry, I don't plan in doing that for now. Maybe in the future, I would get the unicode characters from fixed 6x10 and adapt them to gohufont's size (6x11) and add them. That shouldn't be too hard. Or if you can think of a free unicode bitmap 6x11 font, I'd be happy to do that promptly, that should be easy to merge them.

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#22 2010-01-20 10:44:02

res
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

gohu wrote:

OK, I'll try to do that (never done a package for AUR before).

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33806

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#23 2010-02-04 04:24:03

gohu
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

Some news:
I cleaned up the source bdfs,
got rid of its montecarlo ancestry (because of not knowing the license of montecarlo),
licensed it under the WTFPL,
added a unicode version (as said in a previous post, with glyphs taken from fixed 6x10),
added the pcf.gz versions, and
updated the aur package

Have fun.

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#24 2010-02-06 02:42:19

MethoDiKaL
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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

awesome. once i figure out how to install a font ill use it.

its definitely beautiful for the terminal.

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#25 2010-02-06 02:50:54

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Re: Gohufont : a tiny monospace bitmap font

@res,

You can poke around in the AUR font listings: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O … _Search=Go, and click on the PKGBUILD link on one or more, to see how it's done for fonts.

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