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Retro terminal font?
« on: 11:23, 15 December 17 »
Hello!


Anybody has a good mono retro-based font that's suitable for terminal windows?


I was looking at http://christopoulos.users.sourceforge.net/fixed167/ but I can't, for the life of me, convert it to something windows-compatible... :(


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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #1 on: 11:32, 15 December 17 »
Have you installed Fontforge and created a TT Font from the files?

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #2 on: 11:35, 15 December 17 »
Yup, all the fonts I've created (ttf/otf) are empty... no idea what I'm doing wrong.

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #3 on: 11:38, 15 December 17 »
Latest Cygwin installed correctly? (I assume you're doing this on windows).

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #4 on: 11:41, 15 December 17 »
Doesn't ask for Cygwin... nor does it say anything about it on their page. Pleas tell me I haven't been hitting my head against a wall for hours on end?

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #5 on: 11:52, 15 December 17 »
I was able to convert it to TTF using https://github.com/ali1234/bitmap2ttf. I've attached here the result.

EDIT: after testing it more thoroughly, the result is not very good, it looks hideous :-(
« Last Edit: 11:57, 15 December 17 by adolfo.pa »

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #6 on: 12:13, 15 December 17 »
I was about to point out that the font is a bitmat font while ttf fonts are vector fonts.


If there's no easy way to vectorize it, you're out of luck.

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #7 on: 12:19, 15 December 17 »
Even a bitmap font could work with some programs. But of course you can trace it and produce a good ttf font, too. Which I did, with FF, and the vectors it produced had so little resolution that it looked nothing like the original :D


Anyhow, anyone knows of something else that looks good, practical and retro?

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #8 on: 13:02, 15 December 17 »
something else that looks good, practical and retro

Me! (just checked in the mirror).

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #9 on: 13:04, 15 December 17 »
Me! (just checked in the mirror).

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How do I import you to XShell, then? 

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #10 on: 14:23, 15 December 17 »
Have you tried setting up a telnet session to me?

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #11 on: 14:46, 15 December 17 »
Got your ppk key?

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #12 on: 18:00, 15 December 17 »
Go for Putty.

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #13 on: 18:19, 15 December 17 »
On topic? [emoji3]

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #14 on: 20:20, 15 December 17 »
In STARS, TREK is better than WARS.

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Re: Retro terminal font?
« Reply #15 on: 08:44, 16 December 17 »
OH YES! I had seen those pages years ago! Atari ST Highres, here I come!


Thanks man :)