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What's your favorite font?

#1 Post by andrewngn13 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:25 am

I know that sometimes your font is going to be dictated by the type of story you're writing about, but I've been having a hard time trying to find a font that I'm happy with. Can anyone give some recommendations? I'm trying to find something that isn't too 'informal'(?), but doesn't look extremely uniform if that makes any sense.
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Re: What's your favorite font?

#2 Post by morg » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:36 am

Usually I grab my fonts from websites. this one has unique yet practical fonts;
http://www.kimberlygeswein.com/
this one has a large variety, use the tags to get precise results
http://www.1001fonts.com/

if you're looking for a specific 'theme' to your font then just google it. for example 'futuristic fonts' could get you quite a few relevant results.
P.S; for some of these you need to purchase a license for commercial use
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Re: What's your favorite font?

#3 Post by Ran08 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:05 am

^ I use 1001fonts too, haha, mostly for documents and other projects.

Anyway, I don't have a 'favorite' font, per se, but right now I've been using the font "Avenir" a lot. =) In general, you can use any sans-serif font, as I think they are a whole lot easier on the eyes than your average serif. Most of the visual novels I play use sans-serif too, if I'm not mistaken. Serif can make it harder to read the text, especially if the GUI is dark or especially fancy.

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Re: What's your favorite font?

#4 Post by SundownKid » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:26 am

Google Fonts has all free fonts for commercial use.

Ive used Molengo from there for my vn's. I like the font a lot, the only problem with it is that it's lacking Italic and bold versions.

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#5 Post by SexBomb » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:31 am

I'm a huge fan of Myriad, and use it as the standard for almost everything. It is simple, easy to read, and versatile.

When I need a more obscure/interesting font, I usually hit up DaFont, which allows you to sort by free/commercial use fonts, and browse the perfect font for your project.

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Re: What's your favorite font?

#6 Post by namastaii » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:46 am

I use Century Gothic for basically everything because it's so simple but still cute and it's just easy on (at least mine) your eyes.

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#7 Post by Morhighan » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:28 am

I prefer to use Quicksand. It's wonderful and open.

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Re: What's your favorite font?

#8 Post by Alte » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:21 pm

Noto Sans for languages and translations. Slightly similar to DejaVu Sans with less bulk and further character support.

Unrelated: Would there be a new default font for Ren'Py 7?

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Re: What's your favorite font?

#9 Post by Sleepy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:02 pm

Also use 1001fonts~ My favorite more 'standard' font, though, is probably Bookman Antique. It's simple, easy to read, and has an elegant feel.
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Re: What's your favorite font?

#10 Post by Ghost of Crux » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:53 am

I use Dafont (and checking only the 100% free or public domain fonts) and am currently using Linux Libertine G for Kinghearth. It's a really nice font that actually got me to READ what I wrote when I actually check them on launch project :'D
A lot of the font sites do allow you to sort by category, though. It can be hard to look for a good one for the dialogue and such, but give it a try anyway?
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Re: What's your favorite font?

#11 Post by Chocopyro » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:04 am

Comic sans... Since before Undertale made it cool.
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Re: What's your favorite font?

#12 Post by lancermonna » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:38 pm

It's hard to say. For me, it all depends on the overall project design. Personally, I like Phenomena. But with that being said, if you are looking for a font for your game you need to read the font license that comes with it and make sure that you can use/port it with you game. This is important regardless of if you are making the game free to play or for commercial.

I have done research on the subject and have written an article about what to look for in font licenses on my website. http://biancakhidime.com/2016/07/16/com ... font-game/ This article explains what Commercial-free really means for fonts, their usage and useful info on places to look for fonts to use. A lot of people have the wrong assumption that because it says "commercial-free" they can use fonts (both personal and commercial) for their projects however they see fit. Even I thought this at first. But believe me, you can get into some really sticky situations if you're not careful and I don't want this to happen to anyone.

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