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Looking for a Tiny Font for Use in Graphics
An 8pt font that people can actually read.
netguy

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Msg#: 599 posted 3:26 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Occassionally, I have a demand for GIF images with super-small text. Unfortunately, most of my fonts fall apart (get fuzzy) below 10pt. I have been using the 04b_03 font, which is 'ok', but am looking for a basic 'straigh line' font that can hold together at such a small size for use in graphic images.

Any suggestions?

 

Tapolyai

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Msg#: 599 posted 3:40 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

MS Win comes with a font called Small Font in FON format. It goes as small as 4pt, I think.

netguy

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Msg#: 599 posted 4:41 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)


I use Windows, but for some reason don't have that particular font. Will check it out. Thanks for the tip!

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 599 posted 4:44 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey netguy,

This recent thread might also help, has a couple of good techniques about preserving crispness and readability in small sizes:

[webmasterworld.com...]

Jim

netguy

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Msg#: 599 posted 5:18 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Jimbeetle... Excellent Thread! This forum never ceases to amaze me! (I have been doing this since 1995, and for the most part have had to learn the hard way through wasting alot of time to find many of my answers).

The thread you recommended mentioned the 'silkscreen' font, and I just downloaded it and tried it. It's Perfect!

Thanks Jim!

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 599 posted 8:00 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I was able to put a couple of those things to use right away. Nice not having to knock your head against the wall all the time and chase your butt in circles. Kudos to all who share their secrets.

mechanical messiah

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Msg#: 599 posted 8:19 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

sevennet7 is my fav

animgirl

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Msg#: 599 posted 3:49 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

If your fonts get "fuzzy" at 8pt and below, that is quite small; why don't you just turn off anti-aliasing for it?

netguy

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Msg#: 599 posted 10:26 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

animgirl..... I'll try that as well. thanks!

Oaf357

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Msg#: 599 posted 12:52 am on Apr 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

I use 8pt Arial on my site quite often and it seems to work well.

mivox

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Msg#: 599 posted 6:09 pm on Apr 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Search Google for "pixel fonts" and you'll find a ton of fonts designed to be used super-small with anti-aliasing off.

universalis

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Msg#: 599 posted 2:52 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try Silkscreen - very cool and free to download too:

[kottke.org...]

I love this font - I've found nothing as good as this for really small but still legible text!

netguy

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Msg#: 599 posted 11:57 am on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

universalis... (see above post) I tried silkscreen, and its great for the tiny text requirements. Thanks

Steve

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