[REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

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[REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

Post by Ces » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:36 am

The next client version (0.0.27) will include support for more characters (the ones in ISO 8859-15). Sorry, Polish diacritics not supported, though þorn is. :lol: Come on ízlensku players, where are you hiding!?

Request one: sansserif8.png
If someone feels like it, please do make these extended characters look nicer. It was fun pixeling them, but I certainly haven’t got the hang of it yet. This is the font that is displayed in the chat, dialogues and mostly everywhere else except the messages shown above the players’ heads.

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Link to current image in SVN.

Request two: rpgfont_wider.png
I haven’t extended this font, and I won‘t do it either. But if anyone feels up to it, please do! The order of the characters isn’t important. I can submit a patch to the client source code if this image is extended, so that doesn’t need to be done.

Link to current image in SVN.

Please note that the usage of these image fonts is only temporary until Unicode is supported in the current eAthena client (Unicode is already supported in the tmwserv client). So this is a request of low priority, but as it is quite easy to do, pixel artists not yet up-to-par with the other pixeling tasks may here have an opportunity to get something included in the game. 8)
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Re: [REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

Post by kr0n05931 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:50 am

Þis looks great! Þank you very much for adding þe English/Icelandic þorn character. :)


Btw, what is þat funky looking B þing called in þe German Language?
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Re: [REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

Post by Ces » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:09 am

From the little German I know I would call it “Eszet” (sz), but I have heard “Doppel-s” (ss) and “scharfes s” (sharp s) as well.

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Historically it is a ligature of the long s (Å¿) and z. I most ardently hate the new German spelling rules that have made this character optional. Grotesk!
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Re: [REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

Post by Crush » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:40 am

The ß (called es-zed, pronounced like a sharp s) is not optional. The new spelling rules (I can understand your frustration: they were very controversial, but in the last years we got used to them) replaced it with ss in a lot of cases but there are still a lot of situations where you have to use the ß and it is clearly defined where ss and where ß has to be used.
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Re: [REQ] Font fixes in the eAthena client

Post by Matt » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:50 pm

The ß was made by me, be nice to it!
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