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Postby facade47 on Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:01 pm

Hello :D
I'm trying to take carlos's beautifully crafted letters and turn them into a full-fledged font! This way we don't have to keep track of the SVG's ;) ... I was wondering if clem and/or carlos (and others, of course) could review what I've done so far... I wasn't able to copy the letters directly from Inkscape into the program fontforge :( ... The only letters I have completed are the ones that make up "Linux Mint" (L, i, x, n, u, M, t).

http://www.box.net/shared/a2tz2o9444

Here is the source file, readable by FontForge.

http://www.box.net/shared/ckm3t7xgk4

EDIT 6/15: updated link
EDIT 6/18: updated link again, letters complete though not refined
EDIT 2/28: updated link, posted source file
EDIT 3/24: moved files to box.net
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Postby carlos on Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:57 pm

That's a pretty cool idea. Nothing wrong with it so far.
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Postby facade47 on Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:51 am

Awesome! :D
Then here's an updated one, it has the letters A, C-J, L, M, O, Q, T-X, i, n, t, u, x, and the characters *\!-%:/+][= and the plus/minus sign and the upside down exclamation mark. (forgive my ignorance of the correct name for that character).

http://nitrogen.files.wordpress.com/200 ... egance.gif

And again, rename the extension to .ttf ....
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Postby clem on Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:16 am

This is cool. It'll help mintArt to produce consistent pieces of artwork. Excellent work.

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Postby carlos on Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:57 am

Keep at it facade, its coming along great.
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Postby hairy_Palms on Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:41 pm

that looks goddamn awesome i must say!
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Postby facade47 on Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:15 pm

Thanks for your encouragement, guys :D

clem wrote:It'll help mintArt to produce consistent pieces of artwork.

This is the exact reason I wanted to do this, as inconsistency is a major pet peeve of mine :twisted:

I think I'm just about done :D ... I have all the letters and the most common symbols. To me, it doesn't look quite right, like the letters don't go together well enough, but I can't put my finger on it. So any suggestions for improvement would be great :D

http://nitrogen.files.wordpress.com/200 ... egance.pdf
(again, its extension is .ttf)
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Postby carlos on Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:59 pm

Although I like what you made I do have to agree with you. I think what is happening with the font is that it has a very art-deco feeling. Personally I have a fondness for art deco but its missing the simplicity and futuristic feeling of the logo. Also the lines are a bit heavier on the curves making the letter asymmetrical in shape, instead of a consistent weight.

That being said this is a pretty cool font you made. :D
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Postby carlos on Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:39 pm

Also I don't know why I didn't mention this earlier, you can use this as a start for the font. I used the font Rothwell as inspiration for the logo http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=1191 This can put you more on the road. Sorry I didn't get that to you sooner.
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Postby facade47 on Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:18 am

Alright, so one of these days, I'm going to finish this thing :P
I've done some work on it, I just haven't uploaded the file yet...

In the mean time, take a look at the logo for this website (I happened to stumble across it looking through this blog) : http://foo.riiv.net/
It has a VERY striking resemblance to what I've already created, and looks like the thing I'm trying to aim for...

I wonder what font they're using?...
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Postby infra_red_dude on Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:04 am

awesome.. waiting for the final release :) thanks!
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Postby maty1206 on Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:02 am

TO facade47 :

Thanks for this beautiful artwork.

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Postby Xanikseo on Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:27 pm

Very, very well done, facade47; it looks and feels almost exactly like the logo. The only things I think that don't suit the scheme are all the pointy letters, namely Z,Y,W,V. They don't look out of place, I'm just not sure if they suit Mint....

Just for interest, what program did you use to make this ttf font?
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby Proxsy on Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:04 am

Gracias Verdegal, la estaba buscando desde hace tiempo
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby irisblaze on Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:39 pm

well done and i already used it:
http://irisblaze.deviantart.com/art/Linux-Mint-Userbar-74829273

great job and many thanx.

btw the i is missing the title i had to put it myself :D
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby facade47 on Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:05 am

Oh my goodness! I have neglected this for some time.. I'm real sorry :(

Xanikseo, I used FontForge to create the font.
irisblaze, awesome job on the userbar! :D

School has really bogged me down this semester, so I'm putting this up in case anyone wants to help with it. This is the source file to the font, openable in FontForge. Rename the extension to .sfd
http://nitrogen.files.wordpress.com/200 ... egance.txt

Here's the compiled font. Right Click->Save As... , rename extension to .ttf
http://nitrogen.files.wordpress.com/200 ... egance.odt
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby samriggs on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:55 pm

Cool thanks for the font, Saves me time recreating the lettering from scratch :)
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby vrkalak on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:08 pm

You do realize that this is a 4 year old thread?

Glad the 'links' still work. :P

Actually, I'm amazed that they still work. :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint Font

Postby samriggs on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:42 pm

Ya I was a bit worried about that when I seen the date, thought it might be a dead link by now, much to my amazement it still works :D
I was going to ask what font the logo was made from until I seen this thread and thought well hmm just maybe I'll get lucky, and I did , it's already installed good work on creating it.
Just trying to figure the layout now for the meta city borders, I wanted to use this font as the main font for the theme.
I'll post a link to it for folks to download it unless it's alright with the creator if I add it in the download as well with the theme, but I'll get permission first.
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