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Keen 1 Font

Post by DHeadshot » Mon Feb 14, 2011 19:24

I got this idea from a suggestion on the Commander Genius forum and have been working on it ever since (in secret, so it can be a surprise). I have converted the Keen 1 English font (1FON0000) pixel-for-pixel to a True-type font. Hopefully this will be of some use to people making images for fan-games, CG extensions and maybe even mods. When working in MSPaint, I can confirm it works perfectly at size 6 (if exact replication is what you're going for), though on some systems the ideal size may vary. All special characters are included, however, because control characters aren't accessible to fonts, they are included at an offset of 0x0100h. You can download the font from Here. I have named the font Keen1FON0000 to identify where it came from.
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Post by StupidBunny » Mon Feb 14, 2011 20:14

Awesome! This will go well with the NES, SGA and Doom fonts I already have installed. 8)
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Post by FCTW » Wed Feb 16, 2011 18:16

This is awesome! You're the bomb, homie!

Also, I'm much the same way. I love to surprise people, and to be surprised! :-)
StupidBunny wrote:Awesome! This will go well with the NES, SGA and Doom fonts I already have installed. 8)
Could you send me those other fonts? They sound righteous. I think that I have the SGA one, but just in case.
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Post by tulip » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:14

woo, that's a cool idea, I shoul've written my thesis with that font. :P
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Post by Commander Spleen » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:41

I'm now torn between continuing with Adore64 as my terminal font or switching to this one.

Pretty sure Adore64 still wins. Just.

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Post by DHeadshot » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:05

I'm glad you all like it :)
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Post by DHeadshot » Wed Mar 02, 2011 23:36

I became intrigued as to how the font compares with similar system fonts - seems it's quite close. Do you think Id had an original system in mind when they created it?

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Post by TerminILL » Thu Mar 03, 2011 0:29

There's only so many ways you can cram a font into 8x8 squares.

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Post by DaVince » Thu Mar 03, 2011 0:34

Now do the Keen4-6 fonts! :drool

Actually using it as my terminal font now.
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Post by MOM4Evr » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:11

DaVince wrote:Actually using it as my terminal font now.
Yep. Me too. Nice font. :)

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Post by TerminILL » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:31

Much as I love Keen, ProFont for life.

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Post by DHeadshot » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:20

DaVince wrote:Now do the Keen4-6 fonts! :drool
Just give me the Sprite sheet for the font and I will (after my coursework). I did Keen 3 SGA a while back if you're interested and have forgotten the topic...
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Post by tulip » Thu Mar 03, 2011 13:54

I think Acorn and Commodore fonts are meant to look similar, but the keen font has some significant differences: the zero, the @ the Jay, the M, S and W, all small letters, if you compare the three the Keen font is always less similar than the other two.
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