Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

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by Patrick Lauke (redux)

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Recreation of the "chalkboard" pixel font used in Nintendo's 1995 Super NES classic "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island". Only the characters used in the game have been included. The "Q", "X", "Z" and "j" are my own creation, as these characters don't seem to have been used in any of the on-screen texts I came across. Note that this font includes a few special characters, mapped to the most appropriate unicode point: the Yes/No selection arrow (mapped to "triangular bullet" U+2023), directional arrows (U+2190 - U+2193) and the circled "A" (U+24B6), "B" (U+24B7), "X" (U+24CD) and "Y" (U+24CE).

Update Sept. 2019: proper left/right double quote mark; "j" fixed; "Q", "X" and "Z" fixed; added accented characters and "ß" - note that, for some reason, the accented "e" and "i" versions have an additional pixel of letter-spacing; added ordinal "ª" and "º"; added "æ"; added "¡" and "¿" from the spanish version of the game on the Game Boy Advance - note that the regular exclamation and question marks in the spanish version are different from the English/French/German version, and this recreation keeps the ones from the latter.

Info: Created on 2nd April 2013 . Last edited on 7th September 2019.
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Comment by Patrick Lauke (redux) 3rd April 2013

Nice.  You might be surprised that you actually got the capital Q accurate to the game (the image attached has its text in French).

Comment by John H. Isles (QXZ) 11th August 2016

@QXZ hah, and i wasn't too far off with my "j" either (except for the dot not being off to the side like the "i"). interesting, I didn't even know there were different localisations of SNES games around...I should hunt some down for more reference.

Comment by Patrick Lauke (redux) 11th August 2016

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