What's this site doing without the TF2 Fonts?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Void, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    You've all seen them, "TF2Build" "TF2Professor" "TF2Secondary" and "TF2." What's this site - the "#1 Team Fortress 2 Mapping Community Site" - doing without these Fonts installed on the forums?

    It would help to fancy-up Map threads, make signatures... better? You know what I'm getting at.

    If it's something that would increase the Bill, I could understand why it's not on here. But, just saying, it would be great to have the fonts on the forums.

    We all have the game, thus, we all have the fonts, but here's a download for it anyways:

    http://members.cox.net/avantiville2/TF2Fonts.zip

    Pwease?
     
  2. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    :lol:

    Hey that's my link! How the hell'd you find it?!


    ...back on topic, It would be nifty, but I don't think it's necessary.
     
  3. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Doesn't the end user need to have them installed too? :p
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    pretty much, which makes it useless for anything but images
     
  6. drp

    aa drp

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    there's complicated ways around this
     
  7. Mar

    Mar Banned

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    But the current font is nice and neat. No need to clutter it up with a TF2 font. It's perfect as is.
     
  8. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    The truth has been spoken.
     
  9. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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  10. Shadow Monkey

    Shadow Monkey Super Monkey

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    I think the TF2 Font is bad.....its so big....its great for Logos etc. but not for normal treads!
     
  11. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    Yeah, we seriously need these fonts.

    Also, install the TF2 Build font on your computer and read this message again :)
     
  12. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Actually I preferr the tf2 professor font at a size 5, you can still tell the diference between CAPITAL and lowercase that way
     
  13. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    However, readability is reduced 500-600%.
     
  14. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Psh, readability. Who needs that?
     
  15. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Oh joy, will Signatures that include the fonts show up as something else, like Arial?

    EDIT:

    For users that don't have the fonts, of course.
     
  16. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    fixed.
    Either you renamed your fonts or you forgot to add spaces, I see it as a standard times new roman type font
     
  17. captainAngry

    captainAngry L7: Fancy Member

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    The only good way I have found to use custom fonts on a website that works for everyone is with flash and it isn't worth installing. If all you guys have the fonts, you should make your own maps' release images with the font and post them on the site.
     
  18. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    Display fonts should never, ever be used for general copy. None of the TF2 fonts are designed for readability at standard paragraph point sizes. They work in-game only because they're scaled up. You'll notice the TF2 blog and the class update pages use the TF2 fonts for headlines, subtitles, and other flavor text, but the main copy on each page is still in a standard web sans serif font.
     
  19. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    hi there uncool people
     
  20. StoneFrog

    StoneFrog L6: Sharp Member

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    Now now, let's not start using those moronic Counter-Strike weapon icons.