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Haeccity: a pixel font by dtw42 Haeccity: a pixel font by dtw42
Okay. Someone sits down to create their first font, what do they go for? Either a font based on their own handwriting, or a pixel font, right? These are the options that give us a quick and easy way in. Well, here's mine. I've gone down the pixel font route (who wants to see my cruddy handwriting anyway?).

Now it may not be the most elegant pixel font you've ever seen, but boy is it complete! There are all the basic Latin characters with standard punctuation, most extended Latin (accented), spacing and (common) combining diacritics, Greek and extended Greek, Cyrillic, a sort of a bash at Armenian, a sort of a bash at Glagolitic, Ogham, Runic, Gothic, mathematical and logic operators, most arrows, miscellaneous letter-like and currency symbols, box-drawing and OCR characters, astrological symbols, dingbats (I got fed up about three-quarters of the way through the stars, but most of them are there), common ligatures (ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, st), fractions, IPA symbols, openface and monospace characters. Also small caps for the basic Latin and Greek alphabets. 170 kerning pairs are included (spread between the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets). OpenType layout features allow access to the standard and discretionary ligatures, small caps, super- and subscripts, fractions, old-style numerals and italic swash capitals (via OpenType aware applications, of course). Phew!

Anyone who queries why non-western characters (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Ethiopic, Hebrew etc.) aren't included... is asking for a slap. :-D

Bold version (with most, but not all, of the characters from the regular) is included. Watch this space for the italic version, coming soon! Well, knowing me, probably NOT VERY soon, but hey...

dtw42


[ETA: 20-08-2011, deviation moved to the 'Font Design' category]


[ETA: 10-09-2012, deviation moved to the 'Resources - Fonts - Pixel' category]
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Suggester's words: Haeccity: a pixel font by ~dtw42 is one of the most amazing pixel fonts I've ever found. Not only does it look great, but it covers just about everything and the kitchen sink. With such a wide range of letters, symbols, and special characters, this is a true must-have in your bitmap font collection. ( Suggested by Mirz123 and Featured by FantasyStock )
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anguaji Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
holy wow! so much work, thank you for sharing x
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cupcakekitten20 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Very very cool!!!!! :+favlove::aww:
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dtw42 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :-)
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TheLopez Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I loved the fact that it's unicode =D well done!
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dtw42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers :-)
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MissValo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This looks so clean, defo will be using this at some point. :) Thanks!
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dtw42 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :-)
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firemoth007 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... just wow... I've never seen a pixel font so complete .... dude you are awesome.
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dtw42 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thank you muchly! :)
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kkokdugaksi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing. I can't thank you enough for this. I always seem to download this font whenever I lose my fonts and I never get to leave a comment. So again, thank you for this beautiful font!
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