5Dotmatrix 1979

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A font for old dotmatrix printers.
Info: Created on 19th March 2013 . Last edited on 19th March 2013.
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Good work, although I think the 'N' is a wee bit wide and the 'O' and 'Q' are a bit too narrow. Still worth 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 19th March 2013
@winty - OLD?!?!? ;^)

Always nice to see a new dot matrix font, and true to form, you've kept the verticals dots from overlapping into 1/2 spaces. Looks like you have designed an 8-pin printer, with the clever absence of dots where they would normally be expected to be found. Good work!

It is quite difficult to keep the wider characters legible at 3 dots wide, but it is possible. Perhaps 4 dots wide would allow for a bit more uniformity for the 'necessarily' wide M, N, W, m & w glyphs?

(And by the mid-1980s, new 24-pin printers began replacing the old 9-pin print heads. Perhaps rename it "1979" ?)
Comment by Goatmeal 19th March 2013
@wintty5 - 4 dots wide for ALL characters, that is...
Comment by Goatmeal 19th March 2013
Interesting to know about dotmatrix printers. I'll clone this and make a 4 dot wide version. And yes the N is too wide. I'll be sure to fix that.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 19th March 2013
@winty5 - Here's one I made 2 years ago. It was built from scratch, but was definitely inspired by observing a lot of different dot matrix samples.

21st Century Dot Matrix
Comment by Goatmeal 19th March 2013
Interesting. 8-)

@winty5 : you can make all your chrs 3x8, really !
@Goatmeal : very nice font, yet larger.
Comment by dpla 9th May 2013
@dlpa - Thank you for the kind words!
@winty5 - Sorry for the thread-jack!
Comment by Goatmeal 9th May 2013
@dpla - Thank you for the kind words!
@winty5 - Sorry for the thread-jack!
Comment by Goatmeal 9th May 2013
@Goatmeal: I don't mind, it was a CONSTRUCTIVE thread-jack xD
Comment by Noah (winty5) 9th May 2013
@winty5 : no 2x8 project ?
@… : well, I'l lost ! LOL
Comment by dpla 10th May 2013

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