|Typography by Vid the Kid|
A simple sans-serif bitmap font designed for UI use. DavidCons is mono-spaced; DavidSys is proportional.
|10||Regular||32-255 (CP-437 Mapping)|
Lazy, small-caps hand printing. Engineers often have to print nicely on technical drawings; when they don't have to print nicely, it tends to look like this.
|Regular||A few letters||None||AA only|
Based on lettering used in engineering graphics. Sans-serif, uniform pen width, simple geometry. More punctuation, lower-case letters, bold and oblique styles may be included in the future.
|Regular||Capitals, Numerals, some Punct.||Aggressive||None|
Based on, and extrapolated from, an old wiccan spell book. I have recently found out that this font is commercially available under the name Dalliance, and I will therefore discontinue development. The incomplete Magick, however, will remain available here for the forseeable future.
|Regular||Lowers, some Capitals||None||None|
Simple, mono-spaced, all-caps block lettering. It gives me the impression of the early or middle 20th century, especially utilitarian applications—but I wasn't born until 1984, so I'm no expert. An outline version may be produced in the future.
Sort of a morph between printed letters and braille. May be helpful for sighted people to train themselves to read Braille visually.
My first true-type font to cover then entire Windows-1252 character set, I'm quite proud of this one. It's designed to be easily readible yet pleasant, and so that similar characters (such as the lower-case l, the upper-case I, and the numeral 1) are distinguishable. Also included is the old IBM codepage 437 extended ASCII characters, such as those used for box drawing and shading. String Literal is mono-spaced, while String Variable is proportional. This font family can be applied to many technical and non-technical uses. Hinting will be added in the future, as well as bold and light weights, plus kerning and oblique styles for String Variable.
|String Literal 437|
|Medium||IBM-437 (at old mapping)||N/A||None|
Norse runes. Yeah, I really don't know what else to say about this one.
|Regular||24 runes mapped to capital and lowercase letters||None||None|
Only applicable to bitmap fonts. Specifies the point size (at 96dpi) at which the font is available.
The weight and slant, and possibly other style properties, of the font.
Which characters are present in the font. All TrueType fonts on this page are Unicode-compatible, except those which specify an alternate mapping.
Only applicable to proportional TrueType fonts. Specifies to what extent spacing has been adjusted between specific character pairs.
Only applicable to TrueType fonts. Specifies approximately which or how many characters have hinting instructions. Hinting tells the computer how to best display fonts at small sizes and resolutions (such as on the computer screen). "AA only" means the font should utilize text smoothing at all sizes, where available.
My original intention of this page was to offer a few fonts free of charge. And I intend to keep it that way; however, it would be simply masochistic of me not to provide a way for people appreciative of my work to make donations. If you want to make a donation, use the button on the right. The amount of the donation is entirely your choice, but keep in mind that each kilobyte of an uncompressed TTF file represents about an hour of my spare time, or even more for hinted fonts.
A great, free set of fonts that are good for imitating a variety of road signs. It's probably the closest to the real thing that you'll find anywhere for free.
Excellent for general-purpose headings. You might notice Fazoli's uses this font in a lot of its materials. Also, it's similar to the new Clearview family used on road signs.
In my opinion, nicer than Times New Roman. On the other hand, this might be partly due to the fact that TNR is used just about everywhere a serif font is needed.
I recently took a close, comparative look at Helvetica and Arial. What I found was that there are subtle differences between the two which make Helvetica look quite elegant and business-like, whereas Arial just looks cheap.