Andaire wrote:Will you now go back to all your previous maps and change the fonts to use your newly acquired Feinen, or will you use it only with newer maps? Maybe when you update older maps?
Top to bottom: Feinen Regular, original caption, Feinen Bold
This last type of label is sometimes styled differently from settlement labels, but in this case it's just the same - Feinen Bold. Can you see the difference?
Thorf wrote:As you can imagine, changing the font for all my maps will take a long time - especially with the difference in size between Baldur and Feinen. As with all such changes (and there have been a lot of them over the years!), I will be doing it as I work through making corrections and changes to existing maps.
(Other changes I am currently making incrementally include palette changes; minor and major hex art upgrades; revisions to the way I mark rivers, roads and trails; adding in of borders to improve legibility; adding or fixing border art; etc., etc.)
Thorf wrote:Regarding faux italics: TSR typographers quite often used faux italics, including some cases when an italic version of the typeface in question did actually exist at the time. I noticed this with Baskerville, I think in the BECMI series. Generally speaking, real italic versions are designed in a more cursive style - not just tilted over to the right (or sometimes left). As I noted in the example images, this lazy tilting without designing a proper italic form is a typographical faux-pas - something that most typographers will avoid whenever possible.
Andaire wrote:Do you / will you list those incremental changes in the to-do list on every map's page?
Big Mac wrote:Wow. I wish I had your knowledge of typefaces, so that I could track down all the variations used for Spelljammer.
Hmm. The whole article interests me, but this really interests me.
I'm now wondering if your inner Mystara fan or your inner typographer fan will win out when you use italics.
So which of the two do you think it is more important to be true to? (I don't suppose it matters, except to the tiny percentage of nerds who can spot the difference and also have the geek-fu to know what it means.)
Thorf wrote:Would it be useful to you for me to list all these things?
Andaire wrote:Not really, as long as you don't lose track of them. You have a lot of maps, and more as time passes, but I imagine you already keep a list of to-do besides the one you publish for general notice.
Thanks! Nice to feel like my very first post was a valuable oneDave L wrote:You are a star sir!
I might be able to fix this as well...given some time.Dave L wrote:Just a shame it's not available in italics.
Thorf wrote:Interesting find... I have to wonder if OPTI has actually allowed their font to be posted for free download, or if they are simply unaware that someone else has. Given how closely font foundries tend to guard their rights, I somehow doubt that they have endorsed that site. Still, there's no way for us to know either way, so for now it's a great resource for Mystara fans.
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