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Averinice Font Test

By DonSimpson
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A document composed using one of my first computer fonts, done around 1985 with an early bitmap font editor called Fontastic. This is a font of an imaginary alphabet, based on a study of forms used in English handwriting, so that the letters join like handwritten ones. The design of the font also takes advantage of an algorithm that was used in the Macintosh operating system to smooth enlarged bitmap fonts. The document does not say anything, but uses letters chosen to make interesting sentence-like patterns.
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BenQ
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340U/640U
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seventhfleetHobbyist Digital Artist
What Program?
DonSimpson's avatar
The program I used to make the font was called Fontastic, a name that is being used by various other people these days. Fontastic was only for bitmap fonts, so I did most of my later fonts in Fontographer. These days there are other font editing programs, but I haven't tried them.
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seventhfleetHobbyist Digital Artist
Is it a free download program our do you have to buy it?
DonSimpson's avatar
It costs money. Lots of money. Some of the new ones may be free, or at least less pricey.
keight's avatar
Very nice, Don.
Vuoribbicroakch's avatar
I can synaesthetically transcribe multiple phrases and runic environments within certain sections of this. Has a very artistrick flow to wit as well; so, it's very much appreciated (the origin and conceptualisation of it all too).

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I'm delightened. :D
Vuoribbicroakch's avatar
Great. Maybe even dinlightoned aha?
DonSimpson's avatar
Hmmm. What's the opposide of dimlightoffed?
Vuoribbicroakch's avatar
Fiddle fig moth, I suppose.
Exxthus's avatar
Oh, neat. This would be interesting to use in design.
DonSimpson's avatar
I designed a lot of fonts over the years, and collected interesting science-fiction and fantasy fonts. Elsewhere, other people were doing the same. When the internet came along, we became more aware of each other, and started inspiring each other. There are bunches of wonderful fonts on deviantART and various "free font" sites, and on sites like Omniglot's constructed scripts page: [link]
Exxthus's avatar
Wonderful how so many groups found one another thanks to the internet, especially when it results in artists working off of one another to improve/create new things. Thanks for sharing yours. (Also, cool link. May have to go browsing.)
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