I finished the font! You can download it on OpenGameArt for use in your own projects:
In addition to just looking cool (because Textura is always cool), it can optionally (and if your art program supports it) automatically apply a bunch of abbreviations and variants to make Latin text look more authentic.
Added a Condensed version too :> The space between vertical strokes within each letter is 1px in this one instead of 2px. It's easier to read in some cases, and harder in others.
For a manuscript look, mix both, based on how much you need to fit on a given line. This would've been very helpful when I was putting together the fancy example image last night ._.
@tuturto I also have no projects that can use this >: Clearly we all need a medieval/renaissance-themed fantasy RPG side project...
@Glueblade That would require a whole new font, this style of writing wasn't used in ancient Rome, it's medieval thing D:
@vicorva I can't take the credit for the design, I only took prettiness developed by medieval scribes and made it tiny :'D
@eishiya hi ! very cool, it's actually a good addition to "Lord of the Test" game/mod in #Minetest
I used a size of 18 when on a full HD screen but the pixelated effect remains somehow (at 12 it's too small, 24 too big for my taste )
(I had to change the minetest.conf file, don't know how in a mod, but 'it works'(tm) ;p )
probably pixtura12 can be of use in #godotengine projects too
@Olm_e I'm surprised it holds up at 150%! it does seem a nice fit though.
Looking around, there seems to be a font called Stgotic Textura, which aims for a similar look but at around an 18px size, perhaps that could be worth a look for you!
a) I love everything about this, great work!
b) I had to giggle at your example of "fjord" as a ligature word in this context <3
@topaz It's both! It contains a bitmap, but since many programs these days don't support bitmap fonts, it also contains a blocky vector outline. If you use the correct size (12px) and disable antialiasing, it gives the same look as the bitmap.
@eishiya This is awesome ! I practice calligraphy and I like pixel art and the idea of mixing both of them is still somewhere in my head. Thank you for making this idea concrete. It is very beautiful !
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